Henry T. Brown

Henry Brown is one of the original advocates for minority engineers in AIChE, beginning in 1968.  He co-created AIChE's first outreach initiatives for underrepresented engineers, and held the position of AIChE's Minority Affairs Coordinator from 1983 through 2001.  He remains a guide and mentor to the committee's leaders and active participants.  

After earning BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively, Brown worked for Esso Research & Engineering Company from 1956 to 1967.  After working for E.R. Squibb & Sons as a development engineer, in 1972 he joined Polaroid Corporation, where he retired as plant manager of the Integral Coatings Division in 1996.  In addition to his service to AIChE, Brown was one of the founders of the New Jersey State Urban Science Education Coalition, and is a Diamond Life Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).