Harriott, Peter 1927-
HARRIOTT, Peter 1927-
PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1927, in Ithaca, NY; son of John Frederick (a business executive) and Stella (a homemaker; maiden name, Fahl) Harriott; married Mary Louise White (a homemaker), October 24, 1953; children: George, James, John, Paul, Douglas. Education: Cornell University, B.Chem.E., 1949; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sc.D., 1952. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, canoeing, camping, trail building, choral singing, Boy Scout programs.
CAREER: E. I. duPont de Nemours, Wilmington, DE, engineer, 1949; General Electric Co., Schenectady (some sources cite Waterford), NY, research engineer, 1952-53; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, assistant professor, 1953-54, associate professor, 1954-65, professor, 1965—, Fred Hoffman Rhodes Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1975—. Consultant to U.S. manufacturers.
MEMBER: American Institute of Chemical Engineering, American Chemical Society, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Chi Sigma, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Mountain Club.
AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow of National Science Foundation, 1966, and Department of Energy, 1988.
Process Control, McGraw Hill (New York, NY), 1964.
(With Warren L. McCabe and others) Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw Hill (New York, NY), 4th edition, 1985, 7th edition (with McCabe and Julian C. Smith), 2004.
Chemical Reactor Design, Marcel Dekker (New York, NY), 2003.
SIDELIGHTS: Peter Harriott once told CA: "In my research papers and textbooks, I strive for clarity and conciseness, and I stress applications of new data and theory to practical problems."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Peter Harriott Home Page, http://www.cheme.cornell.edu/peopleevents/faculty/harriott (September 17, 2004).*