The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
John M. Prausnitz
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
"For his development of engineering-oriented molecular thermodynamics, which provides a scientific method for the design, construction, and operation of chemical manufacturing plants toward economic efficiency, safety, minimum energy consumption, and environmental protection."
Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on March 14, 2005.