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 G. GLENN LIPSCOMB, II

 Professor
 The University of Toledo
 Toledo, Ohio

 BS ChE 1981, University of Missouri-Rolla
 PhD ChE 1987, University of California-Berkeley

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.

His work has led to over 60 journal articles, conference proceedings, and patents.  He has supervised the work of 14 MS students and 7 PhD students and received nearly 40 research grants to support the students and their work.  His research has involved collaborations with many industrial partners including Generon IGS, Asahi-Kasei, Air Products, Fresenius Medical Care, Althin Medical, and FilmTec.  Glenn has been a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) for eight years.  He currently oversees operation of the NAMS business office and is the Secretary.  He also has served as NAMS Vice-President and President.  Glenn helped start student chapters of Omega Chi Epsilon, the Chemical Engineering Honor Society, at both Cincinnati and Toledo.  At the national level, he has served as Omega Chi Epsilon Vice President and has been President since 2000.  Glenn resides in Perrysburg, Ohio with his wife Janet Hartley (ChE '81), son Caleb, two dogs and two cats.  Glenn was inducted into the Academy in 2007.

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