2007 Inductees of the academy of chemical engineers

Maureen Midgley

Executive Director
Global Paint and Polymers Engineering
General Motors Company
BS ChE 1982, University of Missouri - Rolla
MS Mfg Engt 1995, Kettering University
Harvard Business School Senior Executive Program 2000/2001
Maureen's career began in the Automotive Industry in 1983. She has held positions in both GM and PPG Industries during that time. Her work experience encompasses both engineering and operations management of plants in Missouri, Michigan, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Ohio. After 7 years as the Plant Manager of 2 plants in Lordstown, Ohio, she took her most recent assignment as the Executive Director for the Global Paint and Polymers Center, Manufacturing Engineering group at GM in August 2005. In her current position, Maureen's Center includes Paint & Polymer Manufacturing Engineers in 4 regions of the Globe, including North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. The center operates in and supports approximately 85 facilities in 35 countries all over the world.

Glenn Lipscomb, II

The University of Toledo
BS ChE 1981, University of Missouri - Rolla
PhD ChE 1987, University of California - Berkley
After graduating from Cal, Glenn accepted a job with the Dow Chemical Company in Walnut Creek, California. He was a member of the Western Applied Science and Technology Laboratory team that developed Dow's second generation gas separation membrane for the production of nitrogen from air. This product is currently one of the three primary offerings in the membrane nitrogen market. Glenn left Dow to become an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at The University of Cincinnati in 1989. There he initiated a research program that focuses on the fundamental science and engineering of membrane separation processes. He also served as AIChE Student Chapter Advisor which was recognized as one of the outstanding student chapters in the country from 1991 until 1994. In 1994, Glenn moved to The University of Toledo where he became an Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 1999. Since 2004, he has served as Department Chair. He has received several awards for his teaching and research activities including: Outstanding Researcher Award, and Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Engineering, University of Toledo; Dean's Award for Special Service to the College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati; and Outstanding Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati. Glenn's research interests involve all aspects of membrane separation processes from material synthesis to membrane formation to module and process design.

Jacques Zakin

Helen C. Kurtz Professor Emeritus
Ohio State University
BS ChE 1949, Cornell University

MS ChE 1950, Columbia University
D. Eng Sci ChE 1959, New York University
After a short stint with Flintkote Corp., Jack began work in research at Socony Mobil Research Laboratories in 1951. He joined the faculty of the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1962.  In 1973-1977, he was Director of the Minority Engineering Program and also the Women in Engineering Program.  In 1977, he became Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Ohio State, a position he held until 1994 when he was named the Helen C. Kurtz Professor. He began his studies of turbulent drag reduction by polymers and fibers in the mid-1960's.  In recent years, he has focused on surfactant additives, emphasizing the effect of chemical structures of cationic, nonionic, and zwitterionic surfactant additives and their mixtures on drag reducing effectiveness and on the interrelationships among chemical structures, drag reduction effectiveness, surfactant microstructure and rheology.  He has authored over a hundred journal publications in these and related research areas. From 1969-1992, he and Gary Patterson and later Rex Reed organized a series of 13 International Symposia on Turbulence held at UMR.