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Jack Richardson (chemical engineer)

John Francis Richardson,OBE, always known as Jack, born 1920, is a UK chemical engineering academic, particularly known for co-writing a textbook on chemical engineering with John Coulson (published in 1954), which became an established series of texts now known as Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering. He continued editing the series after the death of the latter in 1990. He achieved a BSc (Eng) in chemical engineering at Imperial College, London, in 1941 and a PhD at the same institution in 1949. He joined the academic staff and rose to Senior Lecturer. In 1960 he was appointed Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College Swansea, where he remained till his retirement in 1987. In 1969 he was awarded the Arnold Greene Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and he was its President from 1975 to 1976.

His research was mainly concerned with multi-phase flow and rheology.

Principal Source

P. N. Rowe & G. F. Hewitt (1987) Chemical Engineering Research and Design Vol 65a pages 490-494

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