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August 23, 2016

Rawlings named Steenbock Professor

Written By: Chris Barncard


Chemical engineer James Rawlings is one of the 2016 recipients of Steenbock Professorships at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

James Rawlings
James Rawlings

Endowed more than 30 years ago by Evelyn Steenbock — wife of Harry Steenbock, an emeritus biochemistry professor — Steenbock Professorships provide a group of outstanding UW–Madison faculty with 10 years of financial support for their research programs.

Rawlings, the new Steenbock Professor of Engineering, joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1995. He is the Paul A. Elfers Professor and W. Harmon Ray Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the co-director of the Texas-Wisconsin-California Control Consortium.

The author of three textbooks, Rawlings’ research interests are in the areas of chemical process modeling, monitoring and control, and his lab engineers molecular-scale chemical reactions. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.