B.S., (Summa Cum Laude), Chemistry, 1949, University of California, Berkeley.
M.S., 1950, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (under Charles W. Tobias).
Ph.D., 1952, Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison (under W.R. Marshall, Jr.).
Post-graduate courses in advanced mathematics and engineering, 1960-1961, University of California, Los Angeles.
Chevron Research Corporation, 1952-1959, Group Supervisor of Chemical Process Design; Engineering Research.
Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation, 1959-1965, Principle Scientist for Heat Transfer.
University of Idaho, 1965-1966, Professor of Chemical Engineering.
University of Utah, 1966-2003, Professor of Chemical Engineering; Department Chairman, 1975-1978.
Awards and Recognition
- NASA Tech Brief Award for research on liquid hydrogen convective heat transfer, 1971
- Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Utah, 1975
- Article, "J.D. Seader of Utah", in "Chemical Engineering Education", Spring 1982, pp 56-60
- 35th AIChE Annual Institute Lecture, "Computer Modeling of Chemical Processes," 1983
- Fellow of AIChE,1983
- AIChE Director, 1983-85
- Citation Classic for 1961 Chao-Seader paper in AIChE Journal, Current Contents, No. 27, Sept. 13 1982
- Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, CAST Division, AIChE, 1988
- Donald L. Katz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990
- Best Paper Award for 1990, Computers and Chemical Engineering
- Dean's Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of utah, 12 June 1998
- J. D. (Bob) Seader Festschrift in the June 2000 issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
- ASEE CACHE Award for Excellence in Computing in Chemical Engineering Education for 2004
- AIChE Warren K. Lewis Award for Chemical Engineer Education, 2004. joinly with W. D. Seider
- Cited in 2008 by AIChE as one of 30 authors in last 100 years with a groundbreaking book in Chemical Engineering ("Separation Process Principles")