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Dr. Churchill received his B.S. degrees in both chemical engineering and mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1942. He became a member of Michigan faculty and received his Ph.D. in 1952 and served as chairman of the department of chemical and metallurgical engineering from 1962 to 1967. In 1967 he accepted the Carl V. S. Patterson chair at University of Pennsylvania and received the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978 and one of their first Medals for Distinguished Service in 1993. He formally retired in 1990 but has remained active in teaching, research and scholarly work. Dr. Churchill has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 1974.