UC Universitywide Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Emeritus
Former Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education; Provost – Professional Schools and Colleges; Dean, College of Chemistry – UC Berkeley
office: 218 Gilman
Separation processes, spray drying, and higher education
Chemical Engineering Research Interests
Separation processes for solutions and homogeneous mixtures. Extraction and adsorption processes, including those based upon agents giving specific chemical and size-based selectivity, with applications to recovery of chemicals made by bioprocessing, processing of natural products, treatment of aqueous waste streams, and recovery of chemicals produced by oxidation reactions. Drying processes, including spray drying, freeze drying, morphological changes occurring during drying of drops, and the effects of morphological changes and drying conditions upon retention of volatile flavor and aroma compounds.
Higher Education Research Interests
University governance and operation, technological innovation, scholarly communication, engineering education, and sustainability and mission of public universities.
Professor Emeritus; Sc.D. (1960) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Lecturer (1973); Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Award (1975), William H. Walker Award (1976), Fellow (1983), and Warren K Lewis Award (1990), American Institute of Chemical Engineers; George Westinghouse Award, American Society for Engineering Education (1978); National Academy of Engineering (1981); Malcolm E. Pruitt Award, Council for Chemical Research (1990); Award in Separations Science and Technology, American Chemical Society (1997); Chair, Dept. of Chemical Engineering (1972-81), Dean, College of Chemistry (1981-87), Provost, Professional Schools and Colleges (1987-1994), Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education (2004-14) and Interim Director, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (2007-2009), Berkeley Campus; Vice Provost for Research (1994-95) and Provost and Senior Vice President Academic Affairs (1995-2004), University of California (university-wide).
Books Available, Open Access
Professor King's 2018 book, The University of California, Creating, Nurturing and Maintaining Academic Quality in a Public University Setting, published by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley is on-line at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6rj182v7
It may also be puchased in print form from Amazon and other web-based vendors, worldwide, e. g.,
The full text of Professor King's book, Separation Processes, 2nd edition, 1980 is accessible on-line at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1b96n0xv
The book has also been republished by Dover Publications and is available at: