Philip Bocquet
BSChE 1940 Texas A&M
MSChE 1947 University of Michigan
PhD 1953 University of Michigan

Dr. Bocquet arrived at the University of Arkansas in 1961 as professor and head of the chemical engineering department. By the time he stepped down in late 1968, he had overseen a doubling of the department’s faculty size and a significant increase in staff support, and he had proved instrumental to the creation of the Alcoa Distinguished Professorship.

In 1969, Bocquet served as a Fulbright Lecturer at the Universidad de Madrid, Spain. Upon his return to Arkansas, he followed Charles Oxford as associate dean of the College of Engineering and director of the Engineering Experiment Station. He returned to full-time teaching in 1977 and retired in 1985.

Bocquet was a registered professional engineer and a member of the AIChE, the ASEE, the ACS, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He authored numerous journal articles and two monographs/translations of German works, and he held three international patents for natural gas procsses. He was a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Tau Beta Pi.

Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers Honorary Member, 2007.