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John Angus, PhD

Career/Academic Accomplishments—Class of 1951
Dr. John Angus’ study of chemical engineering has been as complex and faceted as the field itself. A 1951 graduate of Grand Haven High School, John went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, followed in immediate succession by a master’s degree and a PhD in the same field.
John’s career has been dedicated to the study of natural materials and their conductive properties. His body of work has introduced new and ingenious tools and processes for science and industry as well as consumer electronics and equipment. Currently, John is an Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he is leading a study on charge transfer between objects of identical composition with varying size and surface roughness.
John’s body of research and published works span nearly five decades. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has received many honorary academic acknowledgments, including an Honorary ScD and AIChE from Ohio University, where he is also a Fellow and member of the Electrochemical Society.