Support the Ruckenstein Fund

Eli Ruckenstein working on a math problem on a chalkboard.

The Ruckenstein Fund was established as an endowment to recognize and honor professor Eli Ruckenstein, a prolific researcher who made contributions in nearly every subfield of chemical engineering. 

Ruckenstein was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has authored over 1000 refereed journal articles in almost every area of interest associated with chemical engineering, including thermodynamics, transport, catalysis, materials and bioengineering. 

Funds generated from this endowment are used in two ways:

Ruckenstein Lecture Series

Eli Ruckenstein.

For many years, Ruckenstein organized the Department's weekly seminar series, and brought an unmatched level of enthusiasm and intellect to the question and answer sessions. The Department honors Ruckenstein with an annual lecture dedicated to him. Each year, this lecture will feature one of the leading figures in chemical engineering. 

  • Support teaching and research laboratories: Ruckenstein was a prolific researcher in both theoretical and experimental investigations. He recognized the importance of a good laboratory, and what high-quality and modern equipment can help a researcher accomplish. This fund will help support our undergraduate and graduate laboratories. 

Learn more about Prof. Ruckenstein

  • Eli Ruckenstein.
    Eli Ruckenstein (1925-2020), PhD
    PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, 1966

    Emeritus Distinguished Professor
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Research Topics: Catalysis; surface phenomena; colliods and emulsions; bicompatible surfaces and materials