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Peter Harriott

  • Peter Harriott
  • Dept: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Title: Emeritus
  • Address: 248 Olin Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-3529
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Born July 21, 1927 in Ithaca, NY.
B ChemE, Cornell University, 1949
ScD, MIT, 1952
Engineer GE Silicone, 1952
Cornell Faculty, 1953
F.H. Rhodes Professor, 1975
Emeritus Professor, 2001

Research Interests

Professor Harriott has supervised graduate research in process control, mass transfer, kinetics, air pollution control and reactor design.

Teaching Interests

Professor Harriott has taught several undergraduate courses and developed new graduate courses in process control, chemical reactor design, and membrane and synthetic fuels. He also wrote the first definitive text on process control for chemical engineers in 1964.

Service Interests

Professor Harriott advised several chemical and petroleum companies and government laboratories on problems involving kinetics, mass transfer and process control. He has also given short courses on kinetics to industry groups.


Selected Publications

  • Harriott, Peter, W. McCabe, J.C. Smith. 2005. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering. (7) McGraw-Hill.
  • Harriott, Peter. 2003. Chemical Reactor Design. Mariel Dekker.
  • Harriott, Peter. 1962. "Mass transfer to particles: Part I. Suspended in agitated tanks." AIChE Journal 8 (1): 93-101.