June 6, 2013 11:00 AM
Mary Ann Travis
Victor Law, professor of chemical engineering, has completed his 50th year teaching at Tulane University. And to cap off the year, he published a book based on notes and handouts he developed for students in his classes because a good textbook did not exist.
And he’s explored alternate energy fuels such as butanol, which is “almost as good a fuel as regular gas,” although not quite as good as hydrogen. Producing hydrogen as fuel is another project on which Law worked, looking at splitting hydrogen from water to make a fuel where the only byproduct in the production process is water, “so there’s no carbon involved.”In his five decades teaching at Tulane, Law says, “I always told people I had the best job in the world. Something that’s fun, and it’s exciting. And occasionally you have a real breakthrough in something that you’re doing.”
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