Memorial to Andy Soos

It is with great sadness that the NJAIChE recognizes the passing of one of its giants: Andy Soos. Andy served NJAIChE in each of five decades. He had multiple terms as Chair and Secretary and volunteered his time, expertise, and energy in many other important functions. His sense of humor was quick and dry as he brought light to everything we did. His talent for travelogues and newsletters was legendary. Andy was recognized at the national level as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

A 1972 graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Andy served in many positions where his expertise in safety and environmental regulations was prized. He mentored many students and other professionals, always encouraging them to excellence in engineering and the highest standards of integrity. Andy retired in 2018 yet still wrote newsletters and attended the 2019 NJAIChE Holiday Party.

Below are pictures of Andy lecturing on stress management, and on one of his exciting vacations with his wife Elise.

Our sympathy and prayers go out to Andy’s family and all who knew and will miss him. Rest easy Andy.

More information on Andy’s death and life can be found at these links:

Andrew (Andy) D. Soos