Professor Kenneth O'Driscoll Co-Founder of the IPR Passes Away

Friday, August 14, 2020

Photo of Ken O'Driscoll

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Prof. Kenneth O’Driscoll on August 4th, 2020. Prof. O’Driscoll had a very successful career in Chemical Engineering, but he and Prof. Alfred Rudin (1924-2011) are remembered by the IPR community as the two founders of the IPR in 1978. Prof. O’Driscoll joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Waterloo in 1970 where he stayed until his retirement in 1992. Beside being the IPR Director from 1978 to 1988, Prof. O’Driscoll also served as Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering for six years. The IPR community is indebted to his tireless commitment to polymer research and mourn the death of a true visionary. The obituary of Prof. O’Driscoll can be found at the following link. More information on Professor O'Driscoll's legacy can be found at the following link