This collection consists of five series, including academic materials, correspondence, course materials, publications, and student work. Of the five, Kobayashi's publications make up the largest part of the collection.
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Biographical / Historical
Riki Kobayashi was the Louis Calder Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He received his BA in Engineering from Rice in 1944 and an MSE and PhD from the University of Michigan in 1947 and 1951, respectively. His research focused on vapor-liquid phase equilibria, PVT measurement interpretations, hydrate measurement interpretations, chromatographic measurements, transport property measurements, and light scattering in the fluid critical region. His lifelong work benefitted the natural gas industry, and he has close ties to the Gas Processors Association. He also is a member of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and the National Academy of Engineering.
Some information taken from--"A Technical Biography of Professor Kobayahi's Work" written by E. Dendy Sloan and Pervaiz Nasir" in the 1980s.