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Riki Kobayashi Academic Papers

Identifier: UA 0323
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

This materials is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collections consists of the academic papers of Riki Kobayashi, including his correspondence, publications, and course materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials collected and donated by Melissa Kean in 2012.


Additional materials are not expected for this collection.

Guide to the Riki Kobayashi Academic Papers, 1949-1997
Norie Guthrie
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA