Bill Akers, Rice University
Dr. William W. Akers, Professor Emeritus at Rice University’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Akers is seated at a desk, wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and a two-toned tie, holding a device related to his work on creating an artificial heart, work done in conjunction with colleagues in Baylor College of Medicine. Eyeglasses, papers, and a coffee cup can be seen on the desk in front of him, and in the background can be seen a print hanging on the wall, and an anatomical torso on a counter in the corner. Original resource is a color photograph.
Dr. William W. Akers, Professor Emeritus of the Chemical Engineering Department, served the Rice Institute from 1955 to 1965 as chair of the chemical engineering department and directed research with Baylor College of Medicine that produced the first artificial heart.
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