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R. Russell Rhinehart

R. Russell Rhinehart

Dr. R. Russell Rhinehart, professor emeritus in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University, has experience in both industry (13 years) and academia (31 years) and was head of the school for 13 years. Russ is a past president of the American Automatic Control Council, was editor-in-chief of ISA Transactions from 1998 to 2012, and Director of the ISA Automatic Control Systems Division (now Control and Robotics). He is a Fellow of both ISA and AIChE and a Process Automation Hall of Fame inductee. He received the 2009 ISA Distinguished Service Award and the 2013 Fray International Sustainability Award. His 1968 BS in chemical engineering and subsequent MS in nuclear engineering are both from the University of Maryland. His 1985 PhD in chemical engineering is from North Carolina State University. He maintains a website ( to provide open access to software (including simulators to support this text) and technique monographs.

Recent Posts:

Using First-Principles Models in the Digital Age

Have you ever wondered why we discard process knowledge and revert to Laplace transforms and linear ...
R. Russell Rhinehart May 31, 2024 3:10:04 PM

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