Richard M. Felder

Dr. Richard M. Felder is Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a coauthor of the book Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (3rd edition update, Wiley, 2005), which has been used as the introductory chemical engineering text by roughly 90% of American universities and a number of universities elsewhere, and he has authored or coauthored over 200 education-related papers and "Random Thoughts" columns as well as numerous papers on chemical process engineering. Together with his wife, Dr. Rebecca Brent, he has presented over 600 teaching and faculty development workshops and seminars throughout the United States and abroad. Since 1991 he has codirected the National Effective Teaching Institute under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Dr. Felder received the B.Ch.E. degree from the City College of New York in 1962 and the Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1966. He worked for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, England) and Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining the North Carolina State faculty in 1969. He discusses several aspects of his teaching philosophy in a September 2010 interview in the "ChE Thoughts" journal of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. More information about him can be found in a Wikipedia profile, and he can be seen in two streaming videos:

Awards for contributions to engineering education

Awards for publications and presentations

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