Oklahoman Published: June 6, 2006
NORMAN -- Roger Harrison, an associate professor in the University of Oklahoma's College of Engineering, has won the 2006 Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award from the American Society for Engineering Education for his textbook.

Harrison is the author of "Bioseparations Science and Engineering." Since its publication in 2003, the book has been adopted at 38 universities in the United States and five universities outside the United States.

The award will be presented at the organization's national banquet June 21 in Chicago.

Co-authors are Paul Todd, chief scientist for Space Hardware Optimization Inc., Scott Rudge, chief operating and technical officer at RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions Inc., and Demetri Petrides, president and chief executive officer for Intelligen Inc.

"Bioseparations Science and Engineering" is a textbook on the separation and purification of biological compounds.

Harrison has taught in OU's school of chemical, biological and materials engineering since 1988.

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