Robert N. Maddox

Robert Maddox


Robert N. Maddox

BSChE ‘48

Director, Physical Properties Laboratory and Emeritus Professor Oklahoma State University


In the mid 1950’s, Dr. Maddox was one of the earliest pioneers to adapt computer programs to simulate, model and predict basic unit operation and chemical treatment processes.  His work has led to his being described as “one of the fathers of modern-day (computer-based) chemical engineering.”


Dr. Maddox was appointed department head of the OSU School of Chemical Engineering when he was 32 years old, making him one of the youngest department heads ever appointed at a major university.