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Remembering Jerry Meldon (1948-2017), Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering



Please join us in a celebration of our late colleague, Jerry H. Meldon, who passed away last year. We remember Jerry as a caring mentor, warm colleague, and beloved friend and family man. This celebration will feature remarks by Jerry’s advisees, who will share their fond memories of their mentor and the lasting impact Jerry had on their lives.

The event will be held in the morning on Friday, February 16 in Alumnae Lounge (40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155), followed by an informal lunch with members of the Chemical and Biological Engineering department and Jerry’s family. It will begin at 10:00 A.M. Please RSVP to ChBE@tufts.edu.


It is with deep sadness that we learned of the unexpected passing of Associate Professor Jerry Meldon. Jerry was a longtime member of our department, first joining us in 1978. Over the years, his exemplary service to the department and our students included serving as the chair of the department from 1994 to 2000. He advised 47 master's and doctoral students and countless undergraduates, helping them make career connections.

Professor Meldon received the Henry and Madeline Fischer Award for engineering teacher of the year in 2010, and is remembered by students and colleagues as a brilliant instructor who knew his subject matter inside and out. He studied mass transfer with chemical reaction, mathematical modeling, carbon dioxide capture, and separation processes.

Professor Meldon received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cooper Union and his doctorate from MIT. He served on the advisory board of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts.

He leaves his wife, Robin, and his children, James, Seth, and Perri, A13. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Trustees of Reservations or the American Civil Liberties Union.

If you wish to leave a remembrance of Professor Meldon, please send an email to chbe@tufts.edu with the subject line "Remembering Professor Meldon," and we will forward the collected responses to his family.