†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Special Issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research to commemorate the 65th †††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Birthday of Professor W. Harmon Ray (University of Wisconsin, retired; Prof. Choiís Ph.D. ††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† advisor ) has been published recently (Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44(8), 2005).

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Harmon received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 1963 and †††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1966, working under the

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Supervision of Prof. Rutherford Aris as his Ph.D. advisor. After graduation, Harmon served on †††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† the faculties at the Univ of Waterloo, SUNY, and the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (1976-††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 2003). During his tenure as a faculty member, he supervised 30 M.S. and 53 Ph.D. students.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Harmon made significant contributions to the following research fields: (1) polymer modeling

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† and polymer reactor engineering, (2) computer-aided reactor modeling and reactor

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† engineering, (3) feedback control and state estimation, (4) particle technology.

 

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Prof. Choiís contribution to the special issue of IECR: Modeling of solid state polymerization

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Of bisphenol-A polycarbonate (Y. Ye, B. Machado, K.Y. Choi, J.H. Kim and B.G. Woo),

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44(8), 2494-2505.

 

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Special issue of the Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering has been published in honor of

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Retirement of Prof. Hyun-Ku Rhee (Seoul National University, Korea) who was Prof. Choiís

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† M.S. advisor (1976-1978) [K.J.Ch.E., March 2003óSpecial Commemorative Issue]. Prof.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Rhee is well known in the area of adsorption theories, catalytic reaction engineering, and † †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† polymer reaction engineering. He served as President of Korean Institute of Chemical

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Engineers and chaired numerous international conferences and symposia. Prof. Rhee ††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Seoul National University in 1962, and

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† His Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota (1968) with Prof. Neal

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Amundson as Ph.D. advisor. It is quite a coincident that Prof. Choi worked for Prof. Ray and

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Prof. Rhee, both from the Univ. of Minnesota, for his graduate studies. Prof. Ray and Prof. ††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Rhee were also classmates at the Univ. of Minnesota.

 

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Prof. Choiís contribution to the special issue of K.J. Ch.E.: Recent advances in polymer

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† reaction engineering: Modeling and control of polymer properties (W.J. Yoon, Y.S. Kim,

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† I.S. Kim and K.Y. Choi), KJChE, 21(1), 147-167 (2004).

 

Special Articles in The Metallocene and Single-Site Catalyst Monitor

†† published by The Catalyst Group:

 

†††††††††††† Advancing Olefin Polymerization Process Technology through Multi-Scale Computational Modeling

†††††††††††† Part-I (Feb.2005) and Part-II (March 2005), K. Y. Choi: These articles are available through

†††††††††††† The Catalyst Group (Private consulting company in polyolefins and polymers)

 

 

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