Anthony named emeritus professor
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Rayford G. Anthony, professor of chemical engineering in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and former head of the department from 1995-2002, has been accorded the rank of professor emeritus by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Anthony joined Texas A&M in 1966 as an assistant professor of chemical engineering and ascended to the rank of associate professor in 1969. In 1974, he was named professor of chemical engineering, and in 1994 he was appointed to the C. D. Holland Professorship. Currently, Anthony is a senior fellow at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, a position that he has held since 1984. With more than 100 presentations, 130 publications and five patents to his credit, Anthony is the co-author of three textbooks with Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Engineering in its second edition. He also has received the university's most prestigious award, the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research as well as most of the faculty teaching and research awards presented by the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Anthony has extensive experience in developing catalysts and modeling catalytic reactors, having worked on dehydrogenation of butenes to butadiene, oxidation of isobutylene to methacrolein, catalytic cracking of methanol to produce olefins, hydrocracking of alkanes and long chain alcohols, direct hydrogenation of coal to produce liquids, gasification of biomass, synthesis of methanol, hydrogenation of CO and CO2, and mathematical modeling of multi-phase reactors.