UB CBE Professor Eli Ruckenstein

Eli Ruckenstein.

Published October 1, 2020

Eli Ruckenstein passed away peacefully on September 30.  A SUNY Distinguished Professor, Ruckenstein served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo for nearly fifty years. 


During his tenure, his prolific and imaginative research advanced almost every area of interest to chemical engineers, making him arguably the most influential chemical engineer of his era as well as the most highly decorated member of the University at Buffalo faculty. The inspirational story of his journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of his profession, including receiving the U.S. National Medal of Science, is a tale of great struggle but also of great satisfaction.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo presents an annual lecture series in his memory.