Outstanding Alumnus Award

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Robert Brown and Victoria Rodriguez

Robert Brown receives his 2003 award for Outstanding Alumnus
from Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Victoria Rodríguez

ROBERT A. BROWN, Provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received his master's degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975.  Since 1979, Dr. Brown has been a professor at MIT where he has also served as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (1989-1995), Co-director of the MIT Supercomputer Facility (1989-1994), and Dean of Engineering (1996-1998).

Dr. Brown continues his dedication to the chemical engineering profession and graduate education through editorial work in professional journals and contributions to the National Research Council and the International Academic Advisory Panel.  His research focuses on mathematical modeling and fluid mechanics, and he is credited with over 240 publications, numerous prestigious lectures, and service as a consultant for industrial and government entities.  He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (2001), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1994), and the National Academy of Engineering (1991), and received the Professional Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1996.  

Dr. Brown received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from UT in 1973 and his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1979.  He is a native of San Antonio, Texas.

The Graduate School has awarded the Robert A. Brown Fellowship for 2003-2004 to Tobias Hanrath, a doctoral student in Chemical Engineering.

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