Renowned biochemical engineer Edwin N. Lightfoot passes away

Edwin Lightfoot, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at age 92. He was honored by the Quantitative Biology community in April of 2016.

Lightfoot was a brilliant researcher known for his ability to clearly convey complex topics in the classroom and instill a love of learning — and of chemical engineering — in his students. His students knew him as energetic, kind and, particularly in his role as a mentor, generous with his time and support.