Harold Huckins

Title: Chemical Engineer
Company: Princeton Advanced Technology, Inc.
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Harold Huckins, Chemical Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemical engineering.

Mr. Huckins was the founder, president, international consultant of Princeton Advanced Technology, where he led the firm in providing chemical processing, materials, environmental, multi-client reports. He started the firm in 1985 and remained in these roles until his retirement in 2017. His prior experience in the field includes being the initiative chair for the world’s first advanced materials conference with 29 technology society and the chair of the world’s first electrical car conference with Princeton University. Furthermore, Mr. Huckins has been the technology director of Oxirane Chemical Company, the manager of the Science Design Co., Inc., a senior process engineer at Koppers Co. Chemical Division. Earlier in his career, he was a chemical process engineer and assistant project manager at Monsanto Chemical Co.

Mr. Huckins showed an early interest in the field of engineering, first earning a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Northeastern University in 1945. He followed this with a second degree in business administration from Boston University, and then a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout his career, Mr. Huckins has served in various leadership roles, including with the Association of Consultant Chemists and Chemical Engineers and the Joint Engineering Council of the John Fritz Engineering Entrepreneur Medal Award Commission. He has also been a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

A leader in the field, Mr. Huckins has obtained 14 US patents for chemical process technology, four of which are for a proprietary hydrogen peroxide process plus energy consulting. In 1994, he received the NASTAR SKI Racking Award and the Chemical Engineering Practice Award. Furthermore, he is the recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Highest Industrial Award, and honor bestowed to him in 1979. While retired, Mr. Huckins has remained active in the community by speaking to local groups, members of congress, and media about global energy trends and environmental issues.

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