Bajar Shortly after that he and Cge Jo moved to a retirement community in Portland. I also remember the time he tried to teach us how to play bridge. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I graduated from the history department of Wuhan University in China more than 30 years ago. She had octavw him in Shanghai during the war!
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When he was 19 he sailed to California where he earned a B. S from U. Berkeley in Family in After 5 years of courtship he married Mary Jo Smiley in and over the next 6 years had three children, Bekki, Barney and Morris. When Bekki was 6 mo. He began writing his pioneering book Chemical Reaction Engineering which was published in This book has become the core instructional tool for all Chemical Engineers world-wide.
It has been cited more than 11, times and has been translated into more languages than any other volume in the literature of chemical engineering. In when Tavy 35 he was diagnosed with Lympho-sarcoma cancer and was told he had a year to live. Well, he proved the doctors wrong. Instead, he took the family to England for a year sabbatical in Cambridge.
Throughout his career he was a guest lecturer in almost every country that had a Chemical Engineering program. He and Mary Jo traveled around the world twice on year-long sabbaticals with him lecturing and visiting Chemical Engineering departments. In Tavy gathered all his notes and miscellaneous musings and self-published Rambling Through Science and Technology, a fun book he was constantly editing and adding new ideas to.
The last book he wrote was in , Tracer Technology. Shortly after that he and Mary Jo moved to a retirement community in Portland. Octave had a remarkable life influencing and teaching hundreds of students world-wide. His grandsons loved the way he wrestled with them, teased them, and constantly challenged them to figure out a puzzle. Octave outlived his multiple cancers and all his beloved dogs. He lived a full, productive and unique life and he will be remembered fondly by thousands of his students and friends worldwide.
A lectureship fund has been established in honor of Octave.
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