Ferrell, J. K. (James K.)

Birth Date:
1923
Death Date:
2001
Biographical Note:
James K. Ferrell received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Missouri before coming to N.C. State to pursue doctoral work in chemical engineering. Upon receiving his Ph.D. in 1954, Ferrell worked in the corporate world before returning to N.C. State in 1961 as a Full Professor. The University named Ferrell Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1966, a position he held until 1980. Ferrell officially retired from N.C. State in 1991 but remained involved with the University until his death.