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Eger Murphree

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Eger Murphree

Eger Vaughan Murphree (November 3, 1898 – October 29, 1962) was an American chemist, best known for his co-invention of the process of fluid catalytic cracking.


He was born on November 3, 1898.

He was involved in the early Manhattan Project as a member of the S-1 Uranium Committee.

He worked at Exxon (previously Standard Oil), and served from 1947 to 1962 as its vice president of research and engineering.

Among his awards were the Perkin Medal in 1950 and the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) Medal in 1953.

He died on October 29, 1962.


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  • Eger V. Murphree
  • U.S. Patent 2,451,804 Method of and Apparatus for Contacting Solids and Gases, October 19, 1948

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