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Howard Brenner, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. He was 84.

Howard Brenner, professor emeritus of chemical engineering Brenner’s extraordinary and accomplished academic career spanned over 60 years. He was co-author of "Low Reynolds Hydrodynamics," a classic textbook and one of the most widely cited books in fluid mechanics worldwide. Through his broad and fundamental research on low Reynolds number fluid-particle hydrodynamics, microfluidics, complex fluids, interfacial transport processes and emulsion rheology, multiphase flow and transport processes in porous media, generalized Taylor dispersion phenomena and macro transport processes, he had a profound impact on the profession. He was recognized by numerous honors and awards, including election to the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He received three major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers - the Alpha Chi Sigma Award (1976) (for "outstanding accomplishments in fundamental chemical engineering research"), the William H. Walker Award (1985) (for "outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering literature") and the Warren K. Lewis Award (1999) (for "distinguished and continuing contributions to chemical engineering education.") - each representing a different category of accomplishment. Howard was an extraordinary scholar and continued to be active long after his retirement.

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A full obituary to follow.