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G.V. (REX) REKLAITIS: Edward W. Comings Professor of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Illinois Institute of Technology
B.S., 1965 with Highest Distinction
M.S. and Ph.D., 1969
Purdue University, Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy (by courtesy), October 20, 2006 - present Purdue University, Deputy Director, NSF Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems, July 1, 2006- present
Purdue University, Co-Director, Pharmaceutical Technology & Education Center, July 1, 2006- present. Purdue University, Edward W. Comings Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1/2004-present Purdue University, Head, School of Chemical Engineering, 12/1987 – 12/2003 (Interim head: 8/87-11/87) Purdue University, Director, Computer Integrated Process Operations Center (CIPAC) 5/92 – 5/99.
Purdue University, Assistant Dean of Engineering, Graduate Education and Research, 1985 - 1988. Purdue University, Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, 1980 - present
Senior Fulbright Lecturer, Vilnius State University and Lithuanian Academy of Science, Vilnius, Lithuanian S.S.R., 2/80 - 7/80.
Purdue University, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, 1976 - 1980.
Purdue University, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, 1970 - 1976.
Institut fur Operations Research und Elektronische Datenverarbeitung, Zurich, Switzerland, NSF
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1969 - 1970.
Stanford University, Research Assistant, 9/65 - 9/69, (excluding Summer 1966 & 1967).
Research Engineer with CPC, Argo, Illinois; Sinclair Oil, Harvey, Illinois; Int'l Minerals and Chemicals, Libertyville, Illinois, Summers 1964 - 1967.
Academic and Professional Honors: U.S. National Academy of Engineering, member, Feb 2007
Professional Achievement Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, May, 2006
Merck, Sharp & Dohme Lecturer, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Oct 2005
Distinguished Alumni Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical and Environmental
Engineering, October 2002.
Phillips Lecturer, Oklahoma State University, Feb 2000
Texas Distinguished Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin, Dept. of Chem. Eng, April, 1998.
ASEE Chemical Engineering Division, Lectureship Award, 1994.
Fellow, AIChE, 1994
Distinguished Lecturer, Auburn University, Dept. of Chem.Eng., Feb, 1994.
Best Paper of 1994, Computers & Chemical Engineering, (co-author).
ASEE Chemical Engineering Division, 1991 Corcoran Award Best 1991 paper in Chemical Engineering Education (co-author). AIChE Computing and Systems Technology Division, Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, 1984. Senior Fulbright Lecturer, Vilnius State University and Lithuanian Academy of Science, Vilnius Lithuanian S.S.R., 2/80 - 7/80. NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut fur Operations Research und Elektronische Datenverarbeitung, Zurich, Switzerland, 1969 - 1970.
Biographical Citations: American Men and Women of Science Who's Who in Engineering Who's Who in Technology Today Who's Who in the Midwest Who's Who of Engineering Leaders in America Personalities of America
TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES Professional Society Offices and Memberships
Member of AAAS, ACS, AIChE, ASEE, Mathematical Programming Society, INFORMS AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
Organization Structure Transition Task Force, 1997-98 Vision 2020 Task Force, 1997-2000 Publications Committee, Vice-Chair, 1997-1999; Chair, 2000-2002, 2004
Meeting Program Chair, AICHE 2002 Annual Meeting 2008 Centennial Steering Committee, 2006-2008 National Program Committee, Group 10C, Chairman 1981-1985
Executive Board, 2 nd
Vice-Chair, 2005; 1 st Vice-Chair, 2006, Chair, 2007
Computing and Systems Technology Division,
Programming Board Chairman 1986-1988
Division Second Vice-Chairman, 1989
Division First Vice-Chairman, 1990
Division Chairman 1991
Division Past Chairman 1992
CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education) Corp.
Computers & Chemical Engineering, Pergamon Press/Elsevier Science
Editorial Board, 1983-1986
Co-Editor in Chief, 1986-1994
Computer Applications in Engineering Education Editorial Board 1992-present
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Editorial Board 2000- 2003 Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation Editorial Board 2005-present Council for Chemical Research Academic Member, 1988-present, International Committee, 1993-2002; Chair, 1993-1997 Governing Board, 1994-1997 Executive Committee, 1997 Vision 2020 Steering Committee, 1997-2000
ASEE, Chemical Engineering Division, Union Carbide Lectureship Award Selection Committee, 1995- 1997.
Other Selected Professional Activities
Kirckpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award, Board of Judges, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2003; Chair, 1995, 1997
Chemical Engineering Personal Achievement Award, Board of Judges, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 Advisory Board, ChE Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991- present
Advisory Committee, Chemical & Environmental Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997 - present.
Advisory Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, Qatar University, 2004-present, chair Curriculum Reform Task Force, Department of Chemical Engineering, Qatar University, 2006 , chair
Program Review Panel, Louisiana State University, Department of Chemical Engineering, external member,
Visiting Professor and External Examiner, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, July, 1997; External Examiner, June 2001.
External Examiner, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of London,
London, UK, January, 1998
External Examiner, Abo Akademi University, Abo, Finland, December 2005
International Organization for Process Systems Engineering, American Representative & Member,
Executive Committee, 1988-present; Chair, 2000-2003
NSF Engineering Design Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University, NSF Site Review Panel 1988,
1992; Technical Review Committee, 1993.
Technical Barriers to Computer Integration of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Studies Board, National
Research Council, member Steering Group, 1987-88
Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Speaker, 1979-1981
MIT-Department of Energy, ASPEN Project Advisory Committee, 1976-1981
Symposia and Sessions Organization International Symposium on Systems Analysis and Engineering, Vice-Chairman, West Lafayette, Indiana, October, 1972. Mathematical Programming Techniques, Session Chairman, IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Systems: Theory and Applications, Udine, Italy, June, 1976. Design and Operation of Batch Plants, Session Chairman, 12th Symposium on Computers Application in Chemical Engineering, Montreux, Switzerland, April, 1979. Computational Techniques in Design and Simulation, Session Chairman and Symposium Vice Chairman, I&EC Symposium on Computer Applications to Chemical Engineering Process Design and Simulation, Washington, D.C., September, 1979. Synthesis and Design of Plant Utility and Energy Recovery Systems, Session Chairman, AIChE National Meeting, Houston, April, 1981. Production Planning for Multi-product Plants, Session Chairman, AIChE National Meeting, Houston, Texas, April, 1981.
Computerized Cost Estimating, Session Co-Chairman, AIChE National Meeting, Houston, Texas, April, 1981. Computer Aided Design of Batch & Semicontinuous Processes, Session Chairman, AIChE Annual Meeting, New
Orleans, November, 1981.
Computer Graphics and Modular Instruction, Session Chairman ASEE Summer School for ChE Faculty, Santa Barbara, August, 1982.
Status of Large Scale Optimization, Session Chairman, AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, November, 1982.
Process Synthesis and Analysis, Session Chairman, 3rd Pacific Chemical Engineering Congress, Seoul, Korea, May, 1983.
Third Int'l. Congress on Computers and Chemical Engineering, Paris, April, 1983, Member Scientific Committee
and Session Chairman.
Computer Aided Design of Batch and Semicontinuous Processes, Session Chairman, AIChE Annual Meeting, San
Francisco, November, 1984.
Computing Technology Status Review, Session Chairman, AIChE National Meeting, Houston, March, 1985.
Process Systems Engineering 1985, European Fed. Chem. Engr., Cambridge (UK), March, 1985, Member
Computer Aided Design, Session Chairman, World Congress III of Che