Francis (Frank) Manning
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
A story about favorite ENS professors wouldn't be complete without Francis (Frank) Manning, who recently began his 40th year on faculty at the college. Current professors say they can't meet an ENS alumnus anywhere in the world who doesn’t ask about Frank Manning.
A native of Barbados, West Indies, Manning earned his doctorate at Princeton University and taught at the Carnegie Institute of Technology before joining the faculty at TU. He chaired the chemical engineering department twice for a total of 14 years and taught virtually every undergraduate chemical engineering course available.
He is the author of several textbooks in the petroleum engineering discipline and more than 70 publications. He headed up more than 40 research grants or contracts and advised more than 25 doctoral students.
Manning has held leadership positions at local, regional and national levels in ASEE, AIChE and ABET. He has consulted with companies around the globe and conducts reviews for both the F.E and P.E. in ChE examinations. He was included in the 1972 edition of Who’s Who in America and was an AIChE Fellow in 1984.
Manning's teaching awards are too numerous to list here, but include ENS' Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence in 1995 and the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999.