William Gill


B.S. (Chemical Engineering) Syracuse University, 1951

M.S. (Psychology) Syracuse University, 1955

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) Syracuse University, 1960

Professional Experience

1960 - 1963 Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering & Metallurgy, Syracuse University

1963 - 1965 Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering & Metallurgy,Syracuse University

1965 - 1971 Professor & Department Chairman, Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology

1971 - 1978 Dean & Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences, SUNY - Buffalo

1977 - 1978 Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, University College London

1978 - 1987 Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, SUNY-Buffalo

1980 - 1982 Glenn Murphy Distinguished Professor of Engineering,Iowa State University

1986 - 1987 Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, University of Queensland, and University of New South Wales, Australia

1987 - 1992 Head, Chemical Engineering Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1989 - present Russell Sage Professor of Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Society Memberships

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Association Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, New York Academy of Science, American Association of University Professors


Alumnus of Year (1977) Brooklyn Technical High School; Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, 1977 - 1978, University College, London, England, and 1986 - 1987, University of Queensland and University of New South Wales; Glenn Murphy Distinguish Professor of Engineering, 1980-1982, Iowa State University. Dr. Gill was the first educator chosen for this visiting distinguished professorship; Barnett F. Dodge Lecture, "Effect of Convection on Crystal Growth", December 1987, Yale University; Keynote Lecture, "Heat Transfer in Crystal Growth Dynamics", ASME/AIChE/ANS, 1988 National Heat Transfer Conference, Houston, Texas; Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1991; Lectureship Award, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE, 1992; Citation: For Outstanding Contributions to Fundamental Chemical Engineering Theory and Practice; Division Award Lecture, "Interactive Dynamics of Convection and Crystal Growth", J. Chem. Eng. Education, 27(4), 198-205 (1993); William H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994; Citation: ForOutstanding Teaching and Scholarship; Editor, Chemical Engineering Communications (1979 - present); Serve on several advisory boards

Professional Activities

Consulting Editor, Elsevier Textbook, 1985 - 1987;

Editor, Chemical Engineering Communications, 1979 - present;

Editorial Board, Fuel Processing Technology, Elsevier Science Publishers;

Consultant to several Industrial Companies

Chair, Transport Processes, Tech. Prog. Comm., AIChE

Chair, Many symposia on reaction engineering, transport phenomena, crystal growth;

Reviewer for Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Electronic Materials, and the National Science Foundation, Journal of Crystal Growth, AIChE Journal, Various ACS journals, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

Principal Publications

Approximately 200 refereed publications in archival journals