|韦 潜 光 教 授|
|个 人 简 介:
荣 誉 与 奖 励
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
Prof. James Wei received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1954 and 1955, he obtained his Master's (M.S.) and Doctoral Degrees (Sc. D) in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prof. Wei joined Mobil Oil Research in 1955, and rose through the ranks from Research Chemical Engineer to Senior Scientist during the 13 years of service. His research included catalysis and reaction engineering, applied mathematics and petroleum refining. In 1969-1970, he became the manager of Long-Range Analysis for the long-range forecast and planning of supply and demand of energy. In 1971-1977, he was the Allan P. Colburn Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Delaware, doing research and teaching in catalysis and reaction engineering, transport in biological systems, control of emissions, coal gasification and economics of chemical industry. In 1977-1991, he served at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the Department Head of Chemical Engineering (1977-1988) and Warren K. Lewis Professor, teaching and doing research in catalysis and reaction engineering. During this period, he was also the member of Commission of Productivity and Chairman of Panel on Chemical Industry (1988-1989), Chairman of Global Environment Committee (1989-1991) as well as the Senior Lecturer and Emeritus Professor (1991).
After serving at MIT, Prof. Wei became Dean of Princeton's School of Engineering & Applied Science in 1991. He teaches a required course in chemical reaction engineering to juniors in Chemical Engineering Department. He does research in cataysis and zeolites as it relates to environmental problems. He has had more than 100 articles published, including "Interaction of Nickel Deposits with Catalytic Metals on CoMo / Al203 Hydrodemetallation Catalysts" with Xinjin Zhao, Journal of Catalysis, Vol.147, No.2 (1994), and "Nonlinear Phenomena in Zeolite Diffusion and Reaction", I & EC RESEARCH, 33, 2467-2472 (1994).
Prof. Wei has been editor of several books and journals. He is currently editor-in-chief of Advances in Chemical Engineering, a journal devoted to informing a general audience of major developments taking place in the field of chemical engineering. As an expert on the environmental impact of the chemical industry, he has participated in many governmental panels, such as the National Research Council.
Prof. Wei has received numerous awards, and has been elected into the ranks of the National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Academia Sinica, to name but a few.
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