Roy Penney

Cincinnati, OH; Fayetteville, AR

BSME, University of Arkansas, 1959

MSME, University of Arkansas, 1962

PhD, Oklahoma State University, 1969

Dr. Penney joined the University of Arkansas faculty as Professor in the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering in 1989. Since joining the department, Penney has mentored 15 graduate students and at least 10 teams participating in the WERC Environmental Design Competition at New Mexico State University, and he has taught technical administration, fluids, heat transport, and design. Prior to joining the University, Penney worked as an Engineering Fellow at Henkel’s Cincinnati, Ohio plant, where he served as a lead process engineer for $100M fatty alcohol and $60M APG. Among his previous duties and assignments were Director of Process Engineering and Horizon Engineering at A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co.; engineering specialist and later manager at Monsanto Chemical Co., specializing in fluid flow and fluid mixing; and Phillips Petroleum Co., as a research engineer for process heat transfer. Penney received his BSME and MSME from the University of Arkansas in 1959 and 1962, respectively, and received his PhD in Engineering in 1969 from Oklahoma State University. He is the 2011 recipient of the North American Mixing Forum’s Award for Excellence and Sustained Contributions to Mixing Research and Practice.


Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, Honorary Member, 2012.