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|Born||January 7, 1928 (age 90)|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
University of Rochester
|Known for||Molecular Thermodynamics, NRTL, UNIQUAC, UNIFAC|
|Awards||National Medal of Science (2003)|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Doctoral advisor||R.H. Wilhelm|
John M. Prausnitz is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he has held since 1955. Dr. Prausnitz is responsible for many of the activity coefficient models used for the design of major chemical plants. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Science in the field of engineering for his work in engineering-oriented molecular thermodynamics.
- Annual Reviews Conversations Presents An Interview with John M. Prausnitz. Rascouët-Paz, Anna. Annual Reviews, 24 May 2011.
- O'Connell, John P. (2011). "Preface to the John M. Prausnitz Festschrift". Journal of Chemical Engineering Data. 56: 691–693. doi:10.1021/je2000843.
- "John M. Prausnitz". National Science and Technology Medals Foundation. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
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