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Donald R. Paul, PhD

Paul, DonaldOccupation: Director (Retired); Professor; Endowed Chair
Born: Yeatesville, North Carolina, March 20, 1939

Education:
PhD, University of Wisconsin (1965)
MS, University of Wisconsin (1963)
BS, North Carolina State College (1961)
Diploma, Pantego High School

Career:
Ernest Cockrell Senior Chair of Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX  (2001-Present)
Director, Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1998-2008)
Director, Center for Polymer Research, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1981-Present)
Regents Chair, Chemical Engineering, Melvin H. Gertz, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1985-Present)
Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1973-Present)
Professor, T. Brockett Hudson, University Texas, Austin, TX (1978-1985)
Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1977-1985)
Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1970-1973)
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX (1967-1970)
Chemical Engineering Researcher, Chemstrand Research Center, Durham, NC (1965-1967)
Instructor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1963-1965)
Chemical Engineering Researcher, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Richmond, VA (1960-1961)

Career Related:
Visiting Professor, Turner Alfrey, Michigan Molecular Institute, (1990-1991); Consultant

Creative Works:
Co-Author, “Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performance,” Volumes 2 (2000); Co-Author, “Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes” (1994); Co-Author “Polymer Blends” Volumes 1 (1978); Co-Author, “Controlled Release Polymeric Formulations” (1976); Photographer, Printed Photographs

Achievements:
Dr. Paul is the former director of the materials science program at the University of Texas after about 10 years. Active as a professor including as an assistant and an associate, totaling 51 years. Dr. Paul’s crowning achievement as a professional educator would be the papers that he wrote on osmosis and developing a fundamental theory for it. On the other hand, a personal achievement would be having his children, getting married, and having grandchildren.; Established Endowed Scholarship in His Families Name, University of North Carolina

Awards:
Recipient, Founders Award, North America Membrane Society (2005); Recipient,  Alan S. Michaels Award, North America Membrane Society (2005); Recipient, Distinguished Service Citation, University of Wisconsin (2000); Recipient, Donald L. Katz Lecturer Nomination, University of Michigan (2000); Recipient, E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, American Chemical Society (1999); Recipient, William H. Walker Award, South Texas Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1998); Recipient, Malcolm E. Pruitt Award, Council for Chemical Research (1998); Recipient, Hocott Engineering Research Award (1994); Recipient, Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, North Carolina State University (1994); Recipient, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, University of Texas (1994); Recipient, International Education Award (1993); Recipient, International Education Award (1989); Recipient, Materials Engineering and Sciences Division Award, South Texas Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1985); Recipient, Best Fundamental Paper Award, South Texas Section, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1984); Recipient, Phillips Award in Applied Polymer Science, American Chemical Society (1984); Recipient, Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (1982); Recipient, Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award (1981); Recipient, Engineering Award, Teaching General Dynamics Corporation (1977); Recipient, University of Texas Student Engineering Council Award (1976); Recipient, Engineering News Record Award (1975); Recipient, Educational Service Award, Plastics Institute of America (1975); Recipient, University of Texas Student Engineering Council Award (1975); Recipient, Doolittle Award, American Chemical Society (1973); Recipient, University of Texas Student Engineering Council Award (1972); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Member, Society of Plastics Engineers; Member, National Academy of Engineering; Member, Mexican Academy of Sciences; Member, American Chemical Society; Fellow, North American Membrane Society; Member, National Materials Advisory Board, Fiber Society; Member, Phi Eta Sigma; Member, Tau Beta Pi; Member, Phi Kappa Phi; Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society

Political Affiliation:
Republican

Religion:
Baptist

Family:
Son of Edgar R. Paul and Mary E. (Cox) Paul
Married: Barbara Louise Wilson (04/20/2002)
Children: Mark Allen; Ann Elizabeth

Hobbies:
Bird Watching (10-15 years); Photography

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2004-2005, 6th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in American Education – 1996-1997, 5th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in American Education – 1994-1995, 4th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2005-2006, 8th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2003-2004, 7th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2002-2003, 6th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2000-2001, 5th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 1998-1999, 4th Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 1996-1997, 3rd Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 1994-1995, 2nd Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 1992-1993, 1st Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2011, 37th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2010, 36th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2009, 35th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2008, 34th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2007, 33rd Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2006, 32nd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2005, 31st Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2004, 30th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2003, 29th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2002, 28th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2001, 27th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 1995-1996, 24th Edition (pub. 1995)

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