Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been chosen to receive the Laurance S. Reid Award from the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM).
Hall is associate dean for research and graduate studies at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He is an inventor or co-inventor holding 12 patents, including four that support the gas to liquids process that is licensed to Synfuels, Inc. His research includes thermophysical fluid properties, obstruction flowmeters and gas-to-liquid processing.
In addition to his administrative duties, Hall is an active researcher and a professor in the chemical engineering department where he holds the Jack E. and Frances Brown Chair. He also served as the head of the department for four years.
He earned his B.S. at the University of Tulsa, his M.S. at the University of California,Berkeley, and his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. He joined Texas A&M University as associate professor in 1974. He has 45 years of experience in the field of experimental and theoretical thermodynamics emphasizing fluid properties.
He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. His major honors include the 1997 Gas Processors Association Donald L. Katz award, the 2000 AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research and the Regents Professor Award from The Texas A&M University System. Other awards are Outstanding Teaching Award (Engineers Joint Council) in 1980; the South Texas AIChE Best Fundamental Paper Award in 1987, 2003 and 2007; and the Excellence in Gas Processing Research Award from Qatar International in 2010.
Hall is the 33rd recipient of the ISHM Laurance S. Reid Award, which was established in 1982 to honor individuals within the energy industry who have made significant and substantial contributions to the science and performance of hydrocarbon measurement and control. The award is presented each year at the opening ceremony of the ISHM in Oklahoma City. This year’s School will be held at the Cox Business Convention Center May 14-16.