Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, Arizona, United States
Neil Berman, Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.
Dr. Berman started his higher education career at the University of Wisconsin (UW), where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1955. In 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, where he rose to the rank of captain in the Medical Service Corps before his honorable discharge in 1964. After graduating from UW, he started working as an engineer for Standard Oil Company in Los Angeles, and studied at The University of Texas at Austin, earning a Master of Arts in 1961 and a PhD in 1962.
Upon earning his doctorate, Dr. Berman started as a research engineer for DuPont. Shortly thereafter, in 1964, he began his career as an educator, taking a position as a professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). Dr. Berman rose to the rank of distinguished research professor in 1984, and after more than 35 years with ASU, he retired in 2000, taking on the title of professor emeritus. Throughout his career, he was the recipient of numerous grants for research in fluid dynamics and air pollution. He was a member of the Phoenix Air Quality Maintenance Area Task Force from 1976 to 1977, and has worked as a consultant in air pollution and fluid dynamics.
Dr. Berman cites his older brother—who also holds a PhD in chemistry—as an inspiration in his career. Growing up, his brother helped him to discover hobbies and eventually a passion for chemistry. As a researcher, Dr. Berman published various works in the field of engineering. He contributed multiple articles to professional journals on a variety of topics, including the fluid dynamics of polymer solutions, air pollution, thermodynamics, and chemical engineering education. He is a member of the National Association of State Academies of Science, the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Society of Engineering Education, and the American Chemical Society, among others.
In addition to his various memberships, Dr. Berman is a fellow of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Over the years, he has served as the chairman for several organizations, including the Arizona section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Arizona Council of Engineering and Science Associations, and has worked as a board member for many more. Dr. Berman’s experience, success, and influence as both a researcher and educator solidify his legacy as an elite member of his field.
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