Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Records, 1947 - 2004 UA 105.010
Includes reports, reprints, proposals, brochures and correspondence from 1947 to 2004 pertaining to chemical related research projects, courses of study, and programs conducted at the college.
Courses in chemistry have been taught at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) since the school was opened in 1889 as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (A&M). During President George Tayloe Winston's tenure (1899-1908) the curriculum in applied science was changed to chemical engineering. In 1899 a program leading to a degree of Chemical Engineer was introduced.
Winston Hall (named for George Tayloe Winston) was completed in 1910 to house chemical, civil and electrical engineering. In September 1924, the Department of Chemical Engineering was formed by Dr. E. E. Randolph, and this reflected the increasing importance of chemical research in North Carolina. In 1925, the department awarded its first Bachelor of Science degrees and, three years later, its first Masters. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the department continued to grow, and in 1948 the Engineer's Council for Professional Development (ECPD) gave the department a two-year provisional accreditation. Two years later, full accreditation was awarded.
The department began the 1950s by moving from Winston to Riddick Hall. In 1954, James K. Ferrell, who later became the University's Dean of Engineering, received N. C. State's first Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and growth continued apace throughout the remainder of the twentieth century. On September 16, 2004, the department inaugurated a new era as the officially renamed Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This was followed by the opening of the Enginnering Building I in January 2005 on N. C. State's Centennial Campus. Today the department includes strong multidisciplinary programs in biotechnology, catalysis, electronic materials, polymers, molecular thermodynamics, colloid and surface science and pollution prevention.
Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.
List of Department Heads
|1924 - 1945||Edgar E. Randolph|
|1945 - 1959||Edward M. Schoenborn|
|1959 - 1960||K. O. Beatty, acting head|
|1960 - 1966||Edward M. Schoenborn|
|1966 - 1980||James K. Ferrell|
|1980 - 1987||Harold B. Hopfenberg|
|1987 - 1988||David F. Ollis|
|1988 - 1989||James K. Ferrell, interim head|
|1989 - 1994||George W. Roberts|
|1994 - 1999||Ruben G. Carbonell|
|1999 -||Peter K. Kilpatrick|
Scope and Content
The records of the department cover the years 1947 - 2004. The collection contains announcements, correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, recruitment brochures, reprints, and seminar flyers pertaining to the department. One folder contains a brochure, correspondence and prospectus for the fellowship program "Foresight, Consolidated" that was established in 1955.
Material is organized alphabetically by topic.
General Records 1947 - 1981 Series 10.5 Linear feet
Contained here are nnouncements, correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, recruitment brochures, reprints, and seminar flyers.
Brochures, n.d. 1968 - 1981[ Box: 1 Folder: 1 ]
Faculty Assignments 1948[ Box: 1 Folder: 2 ]
Foresight Scholar Program 1955 - 1957[ Box: 1 Folder: 3 ]
Research Facilities 1950[ Box: 1 Folder: 4 ]
Seminars and Symposia 1954 - 1977[ Box: 1 Folder: 5 ]
Student Information 1947 - 1961[ Box: 1 Folder: 6 ]
Unprocessed Materials 1980 - 2004 Series 20.5 Linear feet
Contained here are pamphlets, brochures, and reports transferred to the University Archives after the materials in Series 1 had been processed.
Department and Program Brochures and Pamphlets 1980 - 2004[ Box: 2 Folder: 1 ]
Methodology to Remove and Predict Behavior for Sources of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds Contaminating Soil (report) 1990 Accession no. 2007-0210[ Box: 2 Folder: 2 ]
Michael Overcash is one of the authors.
Alternatives for Newsprint Recycling, An Education, Assessment, and Research Project (report) 1991 Accession no. 2007-0210[ Box: 2 Folder: 3 ]
Michael Overcash is one of the authors.