Chapter 3. Making of a Chemical Engineer

Only when I began studying chemical engineering at Oregon Agricultural College did I realize that I myself might discover something new about the nature of the world.

—Linus Pauling1

1. Widely considered to be one of the greatest scientists in history, Linus Pauling is a double Nobel laureate with prizes for chemistry in 1954 and peace in 1962. Quotation source: Marinacci, B., Linus Pauling in His Own Words, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1995.

Evolution of the engineering profession and the establishment of chemical engineering as a separate and distinct engineering discipline were described in Chapter 1, “The Chemical Engineering Profession.” The vast breadth of career options for chemical engineers in ...

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