In Memory
  David M. Himmelblau
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the
  citizens of Austin in mourning the loss of noted scholar and
  professor Dr. David M. Himmelblau, who died April 27, 2011, at
  the age of 87; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Himmelblau was a native of Chicago, where he
  attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools; while
  attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was a
  member of the United States Army Reserve Officers' Training
  Corps, and he made the transition to active duty and served as an
  intelligence officer during World War II; and
         WHEREAS, Following his military service, he returned to
  the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a
  bachelor's degree in chemical engineering; he went on to earn a
  master of business administration degree from Northwestern
  University and master's and doctoral degrees in chemical
  engineering from the University of Washington; and
         WHEREAS, After receiving his doctorate, he moved with his
  family to Austin and joined the faculty of The University of
  Texas at Austin, where he taught for 42 years; he wrote 11 books
  and more than 200 articles and was the Paul D. and Betty Robertson
  Meek and American Petrofina Foundation Centennial Professor
  Emeritus in Chemical Engineering; and
         WHEREAS, His book, Basic Principles and Calculations in
  Chemical Engineering, was recognized as one of the most important
  books in the field by the American Institute of Chemical
  Engineers; he played a vital role in the development of computer
  aids for chemical engineering education and won numerous awards
  and citations for his outstanding contributions to his
  profession; and
         WHEREAS, A man of diverse and varied interests, he gave
  unselfishly to others, and his wisdom, warmth, and valued counsel
  will not be forgotten by those who knew him; and
         WHEREAS, He was a devoted husband, father, and
  grandfather, and his family and many friends will continue to
  live with the cherished memories of his life and his many
  accomplishments; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 82nd
  Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved
  family of Dr. David M. Himmelblau: his wife of 62 years, Betty
  Hartman Himmelblau; his children and their spouses, Margaret and
  Don Nellor and Andrew Himmelblau and Ellen Hurley; his
  grandchildren, Travis and Stacie Nellor; and his brother, Leo
  Himmelblau; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas
  Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in
  memory of Dr. David M. Himmelblau.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 9, 2011, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate