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George W. "Bill" Swift, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Chemical Engineering 1953, 1955, 1957

Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Kansas
1999 DESA Recipient
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For more than three decades, George W. “Bill” Swift greatly influenced KU chemical and petroleum engineering students. He was an effective administrator whose leadership skills advanced the CPE department and the university. In engineering practice, theories and models that he developed as a distinguished researcher continue to solve significant problems facing industry and society.


Engineering Research Highlights

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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