Scott Fogler was the Past President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2010. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He was the Ame and Catherine Vennema professor of chemical engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was also the author of the 'Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering', which is the dominant book in this area worldwide, and co-author with Steven LeBlanc of the book 'Strategies for Creative Problem Solving'.
Scott and his students are well known for their work on the application of chemical reaction engineering principles to the petroleum industry. They have published over 200 research articles, in an areas such as acidization of petroleum wells, gellation kinetics wax deposition in subsea pipelines and asphaltene flocculation and deposition kinetics.
In 1996 Scott was recipient of the Warren K. Lewis award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for contributions to chemical engineering education. He was also the recipient of ten named lectureships. Scott, along with his wife Janet, were long-time donors to the AIChE Foundation, with recognition at the Gold Level of the McKetta Cumulative Giving Society.