Norman R. Pratt

Norman R. Pratt
  • BS Mechanical Engineering 1942

Bob Pratt joined Dow Chemical after earning a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1942. He enjoyed a 39-year career with Dow in various engineering capacities, retiring in 1981 as Manager of Nuclear Projects for the company. In retirement, Michigan Tech called on Pratt to coordinate a design team for the Process Simulation and Control Center (PSCC). The team includes faculty and staff, active design engineers from industry, and retired design professionals.

The PSCC consists of a complete multipurpose pilot plant with centralized direct digital control. Pratt received the Board of Control Silver Medal in 1992, the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Award in 1994 and has established the Norman R, and Ruth M. Pratt Scholarship. He is a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering's Industrial Advisory Board, the Michigan Tech Alumni Association, the Presidents Club, the Second Century Society and Michigan Tech's McNair Society.

From 1995 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy