Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Robert N. Maddox

Robert N. Maddox began his teaching career in 1950 at Oklahoma State University as a part-time instructor. In 1958, at age thirty-two, he became head of the Chem. E. department at OSU. One of the first to use digital computers in gas processing, Maddox pioneered in removing acid gases from natural gas streams, “sweetening” the final product. Also, he led in dehydration of natural gas, enhancing underground storage capacity for LP-Gas during low-demand periods. Maddox received a Founders Award in 1994 from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He retired in 1986 as the Leonard F. Sheerar Professor of Chemical Engineering. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1996.