Dr. J.D. (Bob) Seader

Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering,
The University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering
50 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112


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")

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