B. Wayne Bequette
Fayetteville, AR; Troy, NY;
Albany, NY
BSChE 1980
MSE 1985 University of Texas at Austin
PhD 1986 University of Texas at Austin

Following his graduate studies, Dr. Bequette was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California at Davis. He joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Bequette has been actively involved in American Control Conference and AIChE activities, including serving as the General Chair of the 2003 ACC in Denver. He was the Chair of the Computing and Systems Technology Division of AIChE in 2006, and is currently the Vice President of the American Automatic Control Council. In addition, he is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.

Bequette is the author of two books published by Prentice Hall. His research interests involve various applications of modeling and control, including: fuel cell systems, process analytical technology, integrated gasification and combined cycle (IGCC) power plants, alternative energy, critical care, and a closed-loop artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes. Bequette and his wife Patricia Fahy have two children, Brendan and Eileen. In a previous life (prekids) he pole-vaulted, but now much of his free time is spent coaching little league baseball and awaiting the next Yankee world championship.

Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2007.