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John H. Seinfeld

Louis E. Nohl Professor

Divisions of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Applied Science

California Institute of Technology
Mail Code 210-41 Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4635 Office
(626) 796-2591 Fax
seinfeld [at] caltech


Biography

John H. Seinfeld was born in Elmira, New York and received a BS from the University of Rochester and a PhD from Princeton University. Both degrees are in Chemical Engineering. At the California Institute of Technology he has served as Executive Officer for Chemical Engineering and Chairman of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Seinfeld is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of Patras (Greece) and Carnegie Mellon University.

Awards and Honors

Wallace Memorial Fellow, Princeton University (1966-1967); Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council (1970); Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Grant (1972); Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society for Engineering Education (1976); Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1976); Thirty-Second Institute Lecturer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1980); Public Service Award, NASA (1980); National Academy of Engineering (1982); William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1986); Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1986); George Westinghouse Award, American Society for Engineering Education (1987); Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation (1988); Service Through Chemistry Award, Orange County Section of American Chemical Society (1988); Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Rochester (1989); Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991); Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, American Chemical Society (1993); Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1995); Fuchs Award, International Aerosol Research Assembly (1998); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1999); Warren K. Lewis Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2000); Nevada Medal (2001); D.Sc.h.c., University of Patras (2002); D.Sc.h.c., Carnegie Mellon University (2002); Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award, State of California Air Resources Board (2003); Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2004).


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