James Oldshue

James Oldshue

James Young Oldshue (April 1925 – January 16, 2007) was an internationally known chemical engineer with more than a hundred publications in scientific journals, numerous book chapters in textbooks and manuals, many patents, and an important textbook of his own, "Fluid Mixing Technology" (ISBN 0070476853, McGraw Hill, 1982).

Dr. Oldshue completed his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago although his education was interrupted by service on the Manhattan Project from 1944 to 1945. From 1950 to1992, he worked as Vice President and Director of Research at Lightnin' Mixers of Rochester, New York and gave his time to both national and international engineering societies, winning numerous engineering awards and honorary degrees including service as President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1979 and election to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in 1980.

In addition, Dr. Oldshue gave extensively of himself to his church and the Y.M.C.A. He served on the North American Alliance of Reformed Churches and was a member of its Board of Foreign Missions. He worked locally for the Y.M.C.A. in Rochester and visited more than forty different Y's in other countries as part of his work for the national Y organization and its efforts to support and stabilize Y's in the Middle East and Africa. In his last years, he continued to teach highly sought after technical seminars and committed himself to teaching his fellow seniors through the O.A.S.I.S. program funded by Lord and Taylor, offering a course called "Science Made Simple" that he taught in Rochester, Sarasota, and Portland, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Betty, his three sons, Paul, Richard, and Robert, and seven grandchildren.

He died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

External links

* [http://www.mixing.net/20070225.htm In Memoriam: Jim Oldshue] (North American Mixing Forum, affiliated with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers)


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