Dr. Richard M. Felder, the Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will receive an honorary doctorate of engineering in May from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his contributions to engineering and science education.
Felder has lobbied for more effective teaching methods in engineering and science, publishing more than 200 articles in the field. He co-directs the American Society for Engineering Education National Effective Teaching Institute and regularly conducts teaching effectiveness workshops at universities around the world.
His textbook, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, co-written with former NC State professor Ronald Rousseau, was named in 2008 to the list of Groundbreaking Chemical Engineering Books by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at its centennial celebration. Felder holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University.