Vol. 31 No. 1
Remembering Dana Knox
Dr. Dana E. Knox, professor of Chemical Engineering in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering and associate provost for undergraduate programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, died on 24 September 2008 at the age of 53. He was the chairman of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data.
Knox was born in upstate New York and received B.S. (1977), M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, New York, USA. He began his career on the faculty at NJIT, based in Newark, New Jersey, USA, in 1983. He joined the Provost’s Office at NJIT in 2004. This year he would have celebrated his 25-year anniversary at NJIT.
Knox was an expert in thermodynamics of fluids and fluid mixtures. He was widely published in the technical literature and extremely active in research. In 2002, he received the Franzosini Award from IUPAC in appreciation of his continuous contributions to the Solubility Data Project. He was extremely active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, often organizing and chairing sessions at the national meetings. He was also a frequent contributor to annual meetings of ASEE.
He was beloved as a colleague across the NJIT campus, as a dedicated advisor for many students who received their degrees from NJIT, and he was currently serving as Co-Advisor for the NJIT student chapter of AIChE. He received awards for excellence in teaching and for excellence in advising from the Newark College of Engineering. In 1994 he received the university-wide Robert W. Van Houten Award bestowed by the NJIT alumni to recognize teaching excellence. In 2002, he was appointed to the rank of Master Teacher at NJIT.
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