Born on the Jan. 3, 1934, the son of an engineer, Professor Hewitt graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1954. He went on to complete his Ph.D., again at UMIST, in 1957, and then joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell in Oxfordshire during a period of rapid development in nuclear technology. He was subsequently appointed as Head of the UKAEA Chemical Engineering Division and later founded the Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Service (HTFS). Following this, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1985, was promoted to the Courtauld Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1993 and then later to Emeritus Professor in 1999. He remained as an active member of staff until his death. His activities were recognized by major institutions; he was a Fellow...

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