Amundson, a leading member of the University of Minnesota’s Chemical Engineering Department, discusses the transformation of chemical engineering beginning in the 1950s into a mathematics-based engineering science and his role in its evolution at Minnesota. Comparisons with other leading departments, observations on relations with local industry, descriptions of hiring faculty in Mathematics, and the building up of Chemical Engineering. Description of early computers in chemical engineering, including IBM 602A punch, REAC analog computer, UNIVAC 1103, Control Data 1604. Interview includes comments by Leon Green and Donald Aronson, both faculty members in Mathematics.
Neal R. Amundson, OH 317. Oral history interview by Robert W. Seidel, 1 June 1995, Minneapolis, Minn. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/104342
Transcript, 48 pp.
Amundson, Neal Russell, 1916-.
Oral history interview with Neal R. Amundson.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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