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Oral history interview with Robert Greenkorn, 2008 June 30

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TitleOral history interview with Robert Greenkorn, 2008 June 30
IntervieweeGreenkorn, Robert Albert, 1928-
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708081(Greenkorn)
Date RecordedJune 30, 2008
Abstract of InterviewRobert A. Greenkorn began his career at Purdue in 1965 in the College of Chemical Engineering and was appointed Head of the College in 1967. He talks about his responsibilities, challenges, students and faculty, as well as teaching. His research fields include transport phenomena in porous media and fluid dynamics. As Assistant Dean for Research he also was Director of the School of Engineering Institute for Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies and Associate Director of the Engineering Experiment Station. He talks about responsibilities as Associate Dean of Engineering and Vice President and Provost, along with Vice President of Programs for the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF), with primary responsibility for strengthening federal and industrial programs at the university. After serving as Vice President of Research and Dean of the Graduate School, he stepped down to return to teaching and research and continued to be the Universitys federal relations liaison. Greenkorn is the recipient of many honors including a Fellowship of the American Society of Engineering Education and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Greenkorn was honored with a distinguished professorship in 1995, the E. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering.
SubjectsGreenkorn, Robert Albert, 1928- --Interviews
Purdue University--Faculty
Chemical engineering
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration30 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6pr7v1q
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