S&T’s Academy of Chemical Engineers inducts two new members

Two professionals were inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 20. The academy honors chemical engineers for contributions to their profession, leadership and involvement with Missouri S&T. It serves as an advisory group to the Missouri S&T chemical and biochemical engineering department.

The new members are listed below:

Dutro “Bruce” Campbell of St. Louis, intellectual property attorney and owner of Campbell IP, earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1992. He earned a juris doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1996. Campbell began his career with Shell Oil Co., where he worked as a unit process engineer. After graduating from law school, Campbell joined Husch & Eppenberger, now Husch Blackwell LLP, as an associate attorney, later moving into a partner position. After serving the firm for 18 years, he left to establish his own intellectual property law firm, Campbell IP, which serves clients from all over the country, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Campbell also serves as intellectual property counsel for the St. Louis corporate law firm Stock Legal LLC.

Mike Schmidt of St. Louis, principal at Bluefield Process Safety LLC, earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1980 and 1985, respectively. He also earned a master of business administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Schmidt has worked for several chemical companies throughout his career, beginning with Union Carbide in 1977. In 1984, he was deeply impacted by the Bhopal gas tragedy – considered one of the world’s worst industrial disasters – and he has worked for greater process safety ever since. Schmidt founded Bluefield Process Safety in 2008. Since 2009, he has been a lecturer at Missouri S&T, where he teaches graduate courses on safety engineering and process risk management, training almost a hundred engineering students every year. Schmidt’s expertise includes facilitating numerous forms of process hazard analysis, facilitating layer of protection analysis, and developing safety requirements specifications for Burner management systems and other safety instrumented systems.