Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
College of Science and Engineering, November 4, 2022
Stanley Sandler, widely recognized as one the founders of modern chemical engineering, received a PhD in chemical engineering from the College of Science and Engineering in 1966 at the University of Minnesota. He has spent his entire career at the University of Delaware: from assistant professor to full professor, to the H.B. DuPont Chair, to H.B. DuPont Chair Emeritus. His research in the areas of thermodynamics, phase behavior, computer simulation, quantum mechanics and protein separations is groundbreaking. A prolific author, Sandler is the author or co-author of more than 400 refereed publications that have received over 23,000 citations with an h-index of 78. More than 45 of his papers have been cited more than 100 times each, which are very high numbers in the general area of thermodynamics. Sandler is the sole author of the textbook Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics that has sold over 75,000 copies and has been translated into multiple languages, including Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. He is also the sole author of another book titled An Introduction to Applied Statistical Thermodynamics. Additionally, he is the co-author or editor of several other books. Sandler has a remarkable record of service, most directly in the technical aspects of dealing with extremely hazardous materials, such as decomposing chemical weapons. He served as editor-in-chief of the AIChE Journal (2001-11), and on the editorial boards of numerous other noteworthy scientific journals. Sandler is the recipient of many professional awards and recognitions, including from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society for Engineering Education, to name a few. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1996.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.