Special Issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research to commemorate the 65th Birthday of Professor W. Harmon Ray (University of Wisconsin, retired; Prof. Choi¡¯s 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. Choi¡¯s 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. Choi¡¯s
M.S. advisor (1976-1978) [K.J.Ch.E., March 2003—Special 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. Choi¡¯s 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).
¡á 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)