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January 1, 2012

Input sought on interesting ChEs

Rebekkah Marshall

[The following originally appeared in the January 2012 Letters page]

The Chemical Engineer
( tce) for the past two years has run a series of articles in which it profiles some of the most interesting chemical engineers. At the end of the year tce invites members of the global chemical engineering community to cast their vote for who was the most influential featured that year. The votes for the 2011 season will be open until January 9, 2012. The shortlisted entries this year are as follows:

• Yoshio Nishi (lithium-ion batteries)

• Nicholas Leblanc (soda production)

• Victor Mills (disposable diapers)

• Wilbert and Robert Gore (outdoor fabrics)

• Arthur D. Little (unit operations)

• Charles E. Howard and Norbert Rillieux (vacuum evaporation and multi-effect evaporators)

• Tomio Wada (LCD screens)

• Vladimir Haensel (platforming process)

• Reginald Gibson, Eric Fawcett, Michael Perrin and Dermot Manning (polyethylene)

A summary of each entry with links to the full article is available at Votes are being collected here: https://


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