Richard E. Emmert received the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies in 1996, among others.
WILMINGTON, DE, September 08, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard E. Emmert, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Emmert celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Emmert enjoyed a very rewarding career split between two companies: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, also known as DuPont, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. DuPont, which was originally founded as a gunpowder mill in 1802 and later developed nylon and other synthetic fibers, polymers and films, refrigerants, synthetic pigments and paints, and electronic products, recently merged with the Dow Chemical Company to create DowDuPont in August 2017 to form the world's largest chemical company in terms of sales. Meanwhile, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional organization for chemical engineers that was established in 1908, serving more than 60,000 chemical engineers throughout the world.
During his career at DuPont, Dr. Emmert served in many roles beginning as a research engineer in the engineering research laboratory. He later held various positions on several manufacturing sites, including manufacturing superintendent, and then returned to research as director of engineering technology and materials research and later as director of pigments research and development. This was followed by various business leadership roles as director instrument products, then director electronic products, then general manager textile fibers, then vice president corporate plans. He exited the company as vice president electronics in 1987 to become the executive director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He remained with the organization for another eight years before retiring in 1996.
Heavily involved in education, Dr. Emmert served the University of Delaware Research Foundation as trustee from 1987 to 2000, including the last six years as its president. He also served as a commencement speaker for the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa in 1995 and served on various boards, including as chairman of the advisory board of the University of Iowa's College of Engineering, chairman of the advisory boards of both the University of California's and the University of Delaware's departments of chemical engineering, and as a member of the advisory councils of both Villanova University's and the University of Delaware's Colleges of Engineering. He also served K-12 education as vice chair of the Stanton, Delaware school board. In addition to education, Dr. Emmert was a longtime trustee for the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware from 1983 to 2017.
The author of "Gas Absorption and Solvent Extraction" in 1963, Dr. Emmert also contributed multiple articles to scholarly journals. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1985, he was also an elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a trustee of the United Engineering Foundation and director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Notably, he was honored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers with the Van Antwerpen Award in 1998.
Dr. Emmert has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions over the years. The University of Delaware recognized him with the University Medal of Distinction in 1993 and named him to its Alumni Hall of fame in 2015. The University of Iowa honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 1988 and with the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion in 2010. He also received the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies in 1996, among others. He has been showcased in more than 40 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World.
Earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa in 1951, Master of Science from the University of Delaware in 1952, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Delaware in 1954, Dr. Emmert was later the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Manhattan College in 1992. Prior to earning his bachelor's degree, he began serving in the Iowa National Guard between 1948 and 1951, followed by the U.S. Army between 1954 and 1956 and the U.S. Army Reserve between 1956 and 1960.
Married since 1949 to his wife Marilyn Ruth Marner, Dr. Emmert has three children, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Since retiring, he has been active playing tennis competitively at sectional and national Super Senior tournaments in the U.S., and in 2009 was a member of the U.S. Super Seniors World Cup team competing in Australia. Ranked as high as number one in both singles and doubles in several age divisions in the Middle States Section (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia), he also was ranked as high as number four nationally and number 21 in the world. In doubles, he was ranked as high as number eight nationally. Dr. Emmert served as the president of the Delaware Tennis Association for several years as well.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Richard E. Emmert, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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