Edwin N. Lightfoot
|Institutions||University of Wisconsin, Madison,Pfizer & Co, Cornell University|
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|Doctoral students||Bernhard Palsson|
|Known for||Transport Phenomena,"Transport Phenomena and Living Systems: Biomedical Aspects of Momentum and Mass Transport"|
E. V. Murphree Award (1994)|
National Medal of Science (2004)
Education and career
Lightfoot received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. After graduate school Lightfoot worked for Pfizer & Co in Brooklyn where he received US Patent US2787578 A for his development of a commercial process for recovering and purifying vitamin B12. He began his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later became a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Currently he is the Hilldale Professor Emeritus in the Department. His research interest are in the development of improved separation processes and controlling the dynamics of biological systems.
Awards and honors
Lightfoot is a recipient of the National Medal of Science; the Medal was awarded by President George W. Bush "for his innovative research and leadership in transport phenomena focusing on biochemical and biomedical engineering with application to blood oxygenation, bioseparation techniques, and diabetic responses." In 1991, he was awarded the "Warren K. Lewis Award" for Chemical Engineering Education of the AIChE. Lightfoot was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1979.
Lightfoot is the coauthor of several influential books in transport phenomena and rheology, including the classic textbook Transport Phenomena which was translated into many foreign languages, including Spanish, Italian, Czech, Russian, and Chinese.
- "Edwin N. Lightfoot". University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
- "This Week’s Citation Classic" (PDF). garfield.library.upenn.edu. 1979-09-17. Retrieved 2009-11-04.
- Lightfoot, E. N. (February, 1974). Transport Phenomena and Living Systems: Biomedical Aspects of Momentum and Mass Transport (1 ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 508. ISBN 978-0471535157. Check date values in:
- "The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details". National Science Foundation. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
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