Carroll Osborne “C.O.” Bennett
Carroll Osborne “C.O.” Bennett, a UConn engineering professor for 23 years who coauthored one of the fundamental texts of chemical engineering, died on Jan. 9, 2016 in Paris. He started his teaching career at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. as a professor of chemical engineering and, later, built the chemical engineering department from the ground up at the University of Nancy in France. Together with Purdue colleague Jack Myers, he wrote Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, a textbook that has become a worldwide standard classroom and reference work. In 1964, he became a professor at the UConn School of Engineering, where he did pioneering work in unsteady state kinetics and catalysis studies and built a unique high pressure research facility. In 1980, he was selected for the Warren K. Lewis Award, the American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s highest award for chemical engineering education.