John Prausnitz

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John Prausnitz
Born January 7, 1928
Citizenship United States
Fields Chemical Engineering
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Cornell University
University of Rochester
Princeton University
Doctoral advisor R.H. Wilhelm
Known for Molecular Thermodynamics, NRTL, UNIQUAC, UNIFAC
Notable awards National Medal of Science

John M. Prausnitz is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he has held since 1955.[1] Dr. Prausnitz is responsible for many of the activity coefficient models used for the design of major chemical plants.[2]


  1. Annual Reviews Conversations Presents An Interview with John M. Prausnitz. Rascouët-Paz, Anna. Annual Reviews, 24 May 2011.
  2. O'Connell, John P. (2011). "Preface to the John M. Prausnitz Festschrift". Journal of Chemical Engineering Data. 56: 691–693. doi:10.1021/je2000843.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>