Andrew J. Chase was born at Sebec Station, Maine in February 1916. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Maine. He began his career at Great Northern Paper Company (GNP) prior to his military service in World War II. He returned to GNP after the war. From 1949 to 1982, Chase served as a member of the University of Maine Chemical Engineering faculty and served as the Department Chair of the undergraduate studies committee for many years.
Chase’s research focus was notably anchored in a collaborative effort to evaluate the use of whole trees as a paper industry fiber resource. He contributed to both TAPPI and AIChE, where he was instrumental in bringing the Forest Products Division to a position of prominence within the Institute.
In 1982, Chase was presented the College of Engineering and Science's prestigious Ashley S. Campbell Award in recognition of his effective teaching and research. Chase died 10 Apr 1999.
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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing