Theodore J. Williams was a legacy in industrial process control and computer integration manufacturing.
He received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Penn State, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State.
Beginning in the late 1950s, he pioneered the first use of computers in process control, which now touch our lives every day.
For twenty-nine years, Dr.Williams was a professor at Purdue in four different engineering fields: industrial, chemical, electrical, and mechanical. He was the author or co-author of 10 books, 483 technical papers, and 213 technical reports.
His other passions included the US Air Force, the Boy Scouts, Estes Park, and traveling to the Rocky Mountains in the summer with his family.
“Above it all though, he was our father who set an example of what it means to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences. He worked tirelessly for all four of his children and our mother to provide the best life possible. In each of our own ways, we have always tried to do our best to make both of our parents proud. ” -Dr.Williams’ son, Theodore J. Williams, Jr.