The Theses, Papers and Publications of Henry D. Bowen and His Students – 1952 – 1991
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Bowen, Henry D.
This compilation was prepared as a tribute to Henry D. Bowen when he was conferred emeritus status in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University. His students spread his influence across the nation, especially in the southeast, and the world. Bowen’s creative influence deeply affected the topics that his graduate students deemed worthy of pursuit in their own careers. These research threads include topics that had intrigued Henry in his own research—but also many other themes as well. Henry Bowen urged his students to study broadly, but also deeply—in mathematics, physics and chemistry as well as in the basic and applied areas of biology and agriculture and the life sciences. His enthusiasm for life and for engineering was contagious. His ingenious and creative approach to experimentation was reflected in his course in the professional method that deeply enriched the careers of his students. He had an instinct for sensing the heart of an unsolved problem and then determining a path that would lead to a deeper understanding that led to an engineering solution. Henry Bowen’s mentoring makes clear the fundamental role and benefit that judicious selection and hiring of faculty members plays in shaping the future quality of a university department. Hopefully, this compilation will not only be of interest to his many students, but also to university administrators who shape the university to serve future generations of students and society.
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Biological and Agricultural Engineering; North Carolina State University