First Chair in Chemical Engineering

Terence FoxThe first Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering was Terence Fox, a lecturer in the Engineering Department.

As an undergraduate he had achieved the unique distinction of winning the Rex Moir Prize for the best performance in the Mechanical Sciences Tripos and three other prizes for the best performance in Thermodynamics, Aeronautical Engineering and Structures in the same examination. The Chair was endowed by Shell, and it was decided that this department should exist as a separate entity.