Richard M. Felder Papers 1965-2000

Creator
Felder, Richard M., 1939-
Size
2.75 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00299
Access to materials

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The Richard M. Felder Papers contain copies of articles that Felder authored on chemical engineering and on teaching, text copies of presentations he gave, other miscellaneous paper files, a video of one of his presentations, and three plaques representing awards Felder recieved.

Richard M. Felder joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University in 1969. He is currently (2008) Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus in the department.

Biographical/historical note

Richard M. Felder recieved a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York in 1962 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Chemincal Engineering from Princeton University in 1966. Felder worked for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, England and the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York before becoming a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University in 1969.

Felder is most well-known in the field of chemical engineering for co-authoring the textbook Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (first published in 1986), which is used as the introductory textbook in chemical engineering courses in most universities in the United States and several around the world. In addition, Felder has authored and co-authored over 200 papers on teaching and education-related topics, as well as numerous papers on chemical engineering. Felder has presented his work at many conferences during the course of his career, and is the recipient of several national awards recognizing his contributions to education. Felder is currently (2008) Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at NC State.

This material on Dr. Felder (as well as further information, including lists of his publications and awards) may be found at: http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/RMF.html

Scope/content

The Richard M. Felder Papers contain reprints and copies of many of Felder's published articles on teaching and eduacation as well as his articles on chemical engineering. Also included in this collection are text copies of several presentations Felder gave, a VHS copy of one presentation, miscellaneous paper files, and three plaques recognizing awards Felder recieved during his career.

Physical description

5 archival boxes, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

The Richard M. Felder Papers are divided into two series:

  • Series 1. Publications, 1965-2000
  • Series 2. Other Materials, 1979-2000

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard M. Felder Papers, MC 00299, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Received in 2001 (accession number 2001-0006)

Separated material

Two copies of the textbook Felder co-authored (Principios Elementales De Los Procesos Quimicos, Segunda Edicion and Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, Third Edition) have been removed from this collection and are now located with the Faculty Publications.

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 January

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 January

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Publications 1965-2000
Size: 2 linear feet

This series contains reprints and copies of several of Felder's publications. The first subseries (Teaching) contains articles he authored and co-authored on teaching and educational topics and philosophies. The second subseries (Research) contains articles on chemical engineering topics. The third subseries (Instructional Materials) contains guides and other informational packets to supplement the teaching of chemical engineering. Finally, the fourth subseries (Other Materials) contains other articles that Felder authored which do not fall into the catagories of the previous subseries.

Materials are arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically therein.

4 archival boxes

Teaching 1970-2000
"Problems for Teachers" Fall 1970
Box 1, Folder 1
"Today We Will Hear From the ChE Department" Summer 1972
Box 1, Folder 2
"Chemical Process Systems: A Second Course in Chemical Engineering" 1979
Box 1, Folder 3
"Does Engineering Education Have Anything to Do with Either?" 1984
Box 1, Folder 4
"Cheating - An Ounce of Prevention...Or the Tragic Tale of the Dying Grandmother" 1985
Box 1, Folder 5
"The Generic Quiz: A Device to Stimulate Creativitiy and Higher-Level Thinking Skills" 1985
Box 1, Folder 6
"Identifying and Dealing with Exceptionally Gifted Children: The Half-Blind Leading the Sighted" 1986
Box 1, Folder 7
"The Future ChE Curriculum: Must One Size Fit All?" 1987
Box 1, Folder 8
"On Creating Creative Engineers" Jan. 1987
Box 1, Folder 9
"Random Thoughts..." 1988-2000
Box 1, Folder 10
"Systems Thinking: An Experimental Course for College Freshman" Spring/Summer 1988
Box 1, Folder 11
"Creativity in Engineering Education" Summer 1988
Box 1, Folder 12
"Learning and Teaching Styles in Engineering Education" Apr. 1988
Box 1, Folder 13
"How Students Learn: Adapting Teaching Styles to Learning Styles" Oct. 1988
Box 1, Folder 14
"Oh God, Not Another Teaching Workshop!" Sep./Oct. 1989
Box 1, Folder 15
"Back to Basics, or More of the Same?" 3 Dec. 1989
Box 1, Folder 16
"Stoichiometry Without Tears" Fall 1990
Box 1, Folder 17
"A Longitudinal Study of Engineering Student Performance and Retention" (Article) 1992
Box 1, Folder 18
"A Longitudinal Study of Engineering Student Performance and Retention" (Report) 1992
Box 1, Folder 19
"Who Gets it and Who Doesn't: A Study of Student Performance in an Introductory Chemical Engineering Course" 1992
Box 1, Folder 20
"Writing Assignments - Pathways to Connections, Clarity, Creativity" 1992
Box 1, Folder 21
"Is the Quality of American Students Really Declining?" Jun. 1992
Box 1, Folder 22
"An Engineering Student Survival Guide" 1993
Box 1, Folder 23
"Knowledge Structure of the Stoichiometry Course" 1993
Box 1, Folder 24
"Rural and Small Town Engineering Students: Another Population at Risk" 1993
Box 1, Folder 25
"Technical Training: Hit the Ground Running" 1993
Box 1, Folder 26
"A Longitudinal Study of Engineering Student Performance and Retention" (Parts 1-5) 1993-1998
Box 1, Folder 27
"Reaching the Second Tier - Learning and Teaching Styles in College Science Education" Mar./Apr. 1993
Box 1, Folder 28
"American Engineering Education: Current Issues and Future Directions" Aug. 1993
Box 1, Folder 29
"A Longitudinal Study of Engineering Student Performance and Retention: Gender Differences in Student Performances and Attitudes" Feb. 1994
Box 1, Folder 30
"The Myth of the Superhuman Professor" Apr. 1994
Box 1, Folder 31
"Women in Engineering: Falling Into the Gender Gap" Jun. 1994
Box 1, Folder 32
"Cooperative Learning in Technical Courses: Procedures, Pitfalls, and Payoffs" Oct. 1994
Box 1, Folder 57
"Cooperative Learning in a Sequence of Engineering Courses: A Success Story" 1995
Box 1, Folder 33
"Learning and Teaching Styles in Foreign and Second Language Education" 1995
Box 1, Folder 34
"An Integrated First-Year Engineering Curriculum at North Carolina State University" Nov. 1995
Box 1, Folder 35
"Active-Inductive-Cooperative Learning: An Instructional Model for Chemistry" 1996
Box 1, Folder 36
"Navigating the Bumpy Road to Student-Centered Instruction" 1996
Box 1, Folder 37
"Team-Teaching in an Integrated Freshman Engineering Curriculum" 1996
Box 1, Folder 38
"Who Teaches the Teachers? About 'El Perfil del Professor Universitario,' by Armando Rugarcia" 1996
Box 1, Folder 39
"A Longitudinal Study of Engineering Student Performance and Retention" Survey Questions Feb. 1996
Box 1, Folder 40
"IMPEC: An Integrated First-Year Engineering Curriculum" Jun. 1996
Box 1, Folder 41
"Matters of Style: Effective Education Teaches to Students' Learning Style Weaknesses as Well as Their Strengths" Dec. 1996
Box 1, Folder 42
"Preparing the Professoriate: A Study in Mentorship" 1997
Box 1, Folder 43
"Who Needs These Headaches? Reflections of Teaching First-Year Engineering Students" Fall 1997
Box 1, Folder 44
"Beating the Numbers Game: Effective Teaching in Large Classes" Jun. 1997
Box 1, Folder 45
"Update on IMPEC: An Integrated First-Year Engineering Curriculum at N.C. State University" Jun. 1997
Box 1, Folder 46
"Tips on Quantitative Tests" Nov. 1997
Box 1, Folder 47
"How to Improve Teaching Quality" 1999
Box 1, Folder 48
"It's A Start" 1999
Box 1, Folder 49
"Success Through Innovation" Fall 1999
Box 1, Folder 50
"L'Apprendimento Cooperativo: Un Metaodo per Migliorare la Preparazione e L'Acquisizione di Abilita Cognitive Negli Studenti" Jan./Feb. 1999
Box 1, Folder 51
"Faculty Teaching Practices in an Engineering Education Coalition" Jun. 1999
Box 1, Folder 52
"A Model Program for Promoting Effective Teaching in Colleges of Engineering" Jun. 1999
Box 1, Folder 53
"The Future of Engineering Education" (Parts 1-6) 2000
Box 1, Folder 54
"Accounting for Individual Effort in Cooperative Learning Teams" Apr. 2000
Box 1, Folder 55
"Dynamics of Peer Education in Cooperative Learning Workgroups" Jul. 2000
Box 1, Folder 56
Research 1965-1994
"Effects of Mixing on Chain Reactions in Isothermal Photoreactors" Sep. 1965
Box 2, Folder 1
"Collision Density of Hot Atoms" Nov. 1965
Box 2, Folder 2
"Analysis of Chemical Reactions Initiated by Intermittent Irradiation" 1966
Box 2, Folder 3
"Energy Distribution of Energetic Atoms in an Irradiated Medium. II. Single Species Case: Application to Radiation Damage Calculations" Feb. 1966
Box 2, Folder 4
"Displacement Cascades in Diatomic Solids" 1967
Box 2, Folder 5
"Energy Distribution of Hot Atoms in a Reactive System" Apr. 1967
Box 2, Folder 6
"Classical Differential Cross Sections for Scattering From an Inverse Power Potential" Mar. 1968
Box 2, Folder 7
"Classical Differential Cross Sections for Scattering from a Repulsive Inverse-Power Potential" Aug. 1968
Box 2, Folder 8
"Mixing Effects in Chemical Reactors - I. Reactant Mixing in Batch and Flow Systems" 1969
Box 2, Folder 9
"Angular Distribution of Charged Particles Emitted From a Semi-Infinite Slab Source" Jan. 1969
Box 2, Folder 10
"Code for Calculating Energy and Angular Spectra of Beta Particles Emerging From a Semi-Infinite Slab Source" Jan. 1969
Box 2, Folder 11
"MOGUS - A Code for Evaluating the Mott Scattering Cross Section and the Goudsmit-Saunderson Angular Multi-Scattering Distribution for Use in Electron Transport Calculations" Jul. 1969
Box 2, Folder 12
"Evaluation of the Mott Scattering Cross Section and the Goudsmit-Saunderson Multiple Scattering Distribution for Electron Transport Calculations" 1970
Box 2, Folder 13
"Mixing Effects in Chemical Reactors: Chain Reactions in Batch and Flow Systems" 1970
Box 2, Folder 14
"Nonisothermal Chemical Kinetics" Dec. 1970
Box 2, Folder 15
"Optimization of a Radiotracer Distance Measuring Gauge" Jul. 1971
Box 2, Folder 16
"Applications of Isotopes and Radiation - General" 1972
Box 2, Folder 17
"Solid Angle Subtended by a Circular Cylinder" 1972
Box 2, Folder 18
"Processing of Liquid Wastes in the Food Industry, Part II: Membrane Processes: Effects of Surfactants on Flux-Limiting Condcentration Polarization in Ultrafiltration Processing" May 1972
Box 2, Folder 19
"Flow Modeling and Parameter Estimation Using Radiotracers" 1973
Box 2, Folder 20
"Tracer Concentration Repsonses and Moments for Measurements of Laminar Flow in Circular Tubes" 1973
Box 2, Folder 21
"Permeation of Sulfur Dioxide Through Polymeric Stack Sampling Interfaces" Jun. 1973
Box 2, Folder 22
"Effects of Solute-Membrane Interactions on Flux-Limiting Concentration Polarization in Ultrafiltration Processing" Nov. 1973
Box 2, Folder 23
"Accuracy of Parameter Estimation by Frequency Response Analysis" 1974
Box 2, Folder 24
"Effects of Moisture on the Performance of Permeation Sampling Devices" 1974
Box 2, Folder 25
"Experimental Investigation of Isokinetic and Anisokinetic Sampling of Particulates in Stack Gases" 1974
Box 2, Folder 26
"A Model of Steady Blood Flow" 1974
Box 2, Folder 27
"Paramter Estimation by Curve-Fitting Techniques and the Method of Moments" 1974
Box 2, Folder 28
"A Method for the Dynamic Measurement of Diffusivities of Gases in Polymers" 1975
Box 2, Folder 29
"Permeation of Sulfur Dioxide Through Polymers" 1975
Box 2, Folder 30
"Benzion- and Benzion Methyl Ether-Sensitized Photopolymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate: Quantum Yields and Mixing Effects" Nov. 1975
Box 2, Folder 31
"Polymeric Interfaces for Continuous SO2 Monitoring in Process and Power Plant Stacks" May 1976
Box 2, Folder 32
"A Method of Moments for Measuring Diffusivities of Gases in Polymers" Jul. 1976
Box 2, Folder 33
"Estimation of Gas Transport Coefficitents from Differential Permeation, Integral Permeation, and Sorption Rate Data" 1978
Box 2, Folder 34
"A Technique for Measurement of Biogenic Sulfur Emission Fluxes" 1978
Box 2, Folder 35
"Continuous Stack Monitoring Using Polymer Interfaces" Jun. 1978
Box 2, Folder 36
"Automated Continuous Stack Monitoring of Gaseous Pollutants Using Polymer Interfaces" 1979
Box 2, Folder 37
"A Coal Gasification - Gas Cleaning Pilot Plant at North Carolina State University" 1979
Box 2, Folder 38
"Residence Time Distributions of Paper Pulp Slurries in Vertical Laminar Flow" Jan. 1979
Box 2, Folder 39
"Coal Devolatilization and Elemental Release in Batch and Laminar Flow Furnace Reactors" 1980
Box 2, Folder 40
"Kinetics and Equilibria of Sulfur Dioxide Sorption in Kapton Polyimide" 1980
Box 2, Folder 41
"Permeation, Diffusion, and Sorption of Gases and Vapors" 1980
Box 2, Folder 42
"Radiotracer Measurement of Particle Deposition and Reentrainment in an Electrostatic Precipitator" 1980
Box 2, Folder 43
"Selective Permeation of Hydrocarbon Gases in Poly(tetraflouroethylene) and Poly(flouroethylene-Propylene) Copolymer" 1980
Box 2, Folder 44
"Pollutants from Coal Gasification Scrutinized" Jan. 1980
Box 2, Folder 45
"How Clean Gas is Made From Coal" Jun. 1980
Box 2, Folder 46
"Coal Gasification in a Pilot Scale Fluidized Bed Reactor. 1. Gasification of a Devolatilized Bituminous Coal" 1981
Box 2, Folder 47
"Oxygen Permeation Through FEP Teflon and Kapton Polyimide" 1981
Box 2, Folder 48
"Reduction of the Oxygen Effect in Flame Ionization Detection" 1981
Box 2, Folder 49
"High Gradient Magnetic Filtration of Fine Particles from a Gas Stream" Mar. 1981
Box 2, Folder 50
"Permeation of Methyl Chloride and Benzene Through FEP Teflon" 1983
Box 2, Folder 51
"Simulation - A Tool for Optimizing Batch-Process Production" Apr. 1983
Box 2, Folder 52
"Simulation/Optimization of a Specialties Plant" Jun. 1983
Box 2, Folder 53
"Calculation of Voltage and Space Charge Distributions in a Wire-Plate Electrostatic Precipitator" 1984
Box 2, Folder 54
"Coal Gasification in a Pilot Scale Fluidized Bed Reactor. 2. Gasification of a New Mexico Subbituminous Coal" 1984
Box 2, Folder 55
"Sorption and Transport of Benzene in Poly(ethylene Terephthalate) 1984
Box 2, Folder 56
"A Mathematical Model for a Fluidized-Bed Coal Gasifier" Jul. 1984
Box 3, Folder 1
"Analysis of Volatile Products from the Slow Pyrolysis of Coal" Sep. 1984
Box 3, Folder 2
"Analysis of Nitrogenous Compounds in the Effluenet Streams From a Fluidized Bed Coal Gasification Reactor" 1985
Box 3, Folder 3
"Radiotracer Measurement of Local Deposition Profiles, Friction Reentrainment, and Impaction Reentrainment in an Electrostatic Precipitator" Jan. 1985
Box 3, Folder 4
"Simulation for the Capacity Planning of Specialty Chemicals Production" Jun. 1985
Box 3, Folder 5
"Coal Gasification in a Pilot-Scale Fluidized Bed Reactor. 3. Gasification of a Texas Lignite" 1987
Box 3, Folder 6
"Dynamic Modeling of a Pilot-Scale Fluidized-Bed Coal Gasification Reactor" 1987
Box 3, Folder 7
"Modeling a Pilot-Scale Fluidized Bed Coal Gasificatioin Reactor" 1988
Box 3, Folder 8
"Evolution of Hydrogen Sulfide in a Fluidized Bed Coal Gasification Reactor" 1989
Box 3, Folder 9
"Modeling the Cucumber Fermentation: Growth of Lactobacillus plantarum" 1993
Box 3, Folder 10
"Kinetics and Modeling of Lactic Acid Production by Lactobacillus Plantarum" Jul. 1994
Box 3, Folder 11
"Analysis of Volatile Products from the Slow Pyrolysis of Coal" undated
Box 3, Folder 12
Instructional Materials 1986-1997
Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes: Chapter One: What Chemical Engineers Sometimes Do for a Living 1986
Box 3, Folder 13
"Statistical Analysis of Engineering Processes" Oct. 1988
Box 3, Folder 14
"Word Processing Using Latex" Dec. 1988
Box 3, Folder 15
"Notes on Process Variable Measurement" Jan. 1991
Box 3, Folder 16
"Fortran Programming on the NCSU-EOS Workstations" 1994
Box 3, Folder 17
"Process Optimization" Feb. 1995
Box 3, Folder 18
"Solving Differential Equations with MATLAB" Feb. 1997
Box 3, Folder 19
"Steady-State Flowsheet Simulation with Aspen Plus and ModelManager: Introduction and Tutorial" Mar. 1997
Box 3, Folder 20
"Introduction to Process and Production Optimization I. Setting Up a Process Optimization" undated
Box 3, Folder 21
"Introduction to Process and Production Optimization II. Optimization Techniques" undated
Box 3, Folder 22
"Membrane Separation Processes" undated
Box 3, Folder 23
"Mixing Effects in Chemical Reactors" (Parts 1-5) undated
Box 4, Folder 1
"Notes on Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering: Ideal Reactor Networks" undated
Box 4, Folder 2
"Notes on Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering: Steady-State Kinetics" undated
Box 4, Folder 3
"Notes on Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering: Systems Involving Multiple Reactions" undated
Box 4, Folder 4
"Notes on Laplace Transforms" undated
Box 4, Folder 5
"Optimization of Experimental System" undated
Box 4, Folder 6
Other Materials 1979-1999
"NC State," Winter 1979
Box 4, Folder 7
Review of "Catalytic Reactor Design," by M. Orhan Tarhan Jan. 1984
Box 4, Folder 8
Review of "How to Solve Problems," by Donald Scarl; "Strategies for Creative Problem Solving," by H. Scott Fogler and Steven E. LeBlanc; and "Problem-Based Learning: How to Gain the Most From PBL," by Donald R. Woods Summer 1995
Box 4, Folder 9
Review, "Comment on 'Effect of In-Class Student-Student Interaction on the Learning of Physics in a College Physics Course,' by M. Samiullah" 1996
Box 4, Folder 10
"Carol Hall of North Carolina State University" 1999
Box 4, Folder 11
Other Materials 1979-2000
Size: 0.75 linear feet

This series contains the text copies of presentations Felder gave, miscellaneous files related to his teaching activities in the chemical engineering department, the patent Felder recieved for an invention, a VHS copy of one of his presentations, and three plaques recognizing accomplishments Felder achieved.

Materials are arrange alphabetically and then chronologically therein.

1 archival box, 1 archival half box

"Active Learning" lecture by Dr. Richard Felder (VHS cassette) undated
Half box 5
Award: AIChE Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award, Richard M. Felder, Eastern North Carolina Section (plaque) 20 Mar. 1986
Box 6
Award: Frontiers in Education Conference Paper Award, Presented to Richard M. Felder, Frontiers in Education Conference Education Society, IEEE ERM Division, ASEE (plaque) 1988
Box 6
Award: The College of Engineering of Wichita State University Acknowledges with Sincerest Appreciation the Contributions of Dr. Richard M. Felder to the Faculty, Students, and Practitioners as the 1999 Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Engineer-in-Residence (plaque) 4 Nov. 1999
Box 6
Course Handouts undated
Box 4, Folder 12
Patent 28 Aug. 1979
Box 4, Folder 13
Presentation: "Carbon Conversion, Make Gas Production, and Formation of Sulfur Gas Species in a Pilot-Scale Fluidized Bed Gasifier" (St. Louis, Missouri) Sep. 1980
Box 4, Folder 14
Presentaion: "Coal Gasification and Gas Cleaning in an Integrated Pilot Plant" (New Orleans, Louisiana) Dec. 1980
Box 4, Folder 15
Presentation: "Removal of Acid Gases and Other Contaminates From Coal Gas Using Refrigerated Methanol" (Denver, Colorado) Oct. 1981
Box 4, Folder 16
Presentation: "Does Engineering Education Have Anything to do With Either One?" (Raleigh, North Carolina) 12 Oct. 1982
Box 4, Folder 17
Presentation: "Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Condensed Phases Associated with Coal Gasification" (Columbus, Ohio) 26-28 Oct. 1982
Box 4, Folder 18
Presentation: "Simulation and Optimization of a Specialty Chemicals Production Plant" (Los Angeles, California) 19 Nov. 1982
Box 4, Folder 19
Presentation: "Calculo de la Distribucion de Carga y Voltaje en un Precipitador Electrostatico" (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 23-25 Dec. 1983
Box 4, Folder 20
Presentation: "Effective Teaching: A Workshop" (Raleigh, North Carolina) 12-14 Aug. 1997
Box 4, Folder 21
Presentation: "National Effective Teaching Institute" (Seattle, Washington) 25-27 Jun. 1998
Box 4, Folder 22
Review of "Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes" Jun. 2000
Half box 5, Folder 1
"Richard M. Felder," biography by R. W. Rousseau 1981
Half box 5, Folder 2
Sample Reference Letters 1997-2000
Half box 5, Folder 3

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[Identification of item], Richard M. Felder Papers, MC 00299, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.