Charles M. Thatcher
Ann Arbor, MI; Brooklyn, NY; Fayetteville, AR
BSChE University of Michigan
MSChE University of Michigan
PhDChE University of Michigan

After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1943, Lt. Charles Thatcher served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and was discharged as a captain in 1946. He returned to Ann Arbor where he was an instructor in chemical and metallurgical engineering and a graduate student, completing his PhD in 1954. After working for a year with Standard Oil of Indiana he began his full-time academic career, fi rst at the University of Michigan (1955-1958); Pratt Institute, as professor of chemical engineering and then dean of engineering and science (1958-1970); and the University of Arkansas as distinguished professor of chemical engineering in 1970. Dr. Thatcher retired in 1992, but has remained actively involved in the engineering community and is currently vice president of research of COMSEC Solutions, LLC. Dr. Thatcher served as International president of Sigma Chi from 1977 – 1979. He is an avid sailor, singer, and jogger.


Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers Honorary Member, 2008.