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Family Background 1
Growing up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Father's company, Cornish Wire Company. Siblings. Mother's support. Interest in chemistry. Basement laboratory. High-school sports. Effect of Depression. Influence of teachers. Decision to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
College and the Army 4
Studying chemical engineering at MIT. Influence of Warren K. Lewis. Decision to enlist in the Army. Basic infantry training. Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP). Studying mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Becoming an MP at Fort Benning. Officer Candidate School infantry training program. Fighting in Italy. Leadership experience. Getting married. Leaving the Army. Working for Submarine Signal. Returning to MIT. Working with Edwin R. Gilliland.
Warren Wire Company 9
Starting a business. Working with brother. Technology of enameled magnet wire. Decision to leave company.
Stanford Research Institute 10
Working as a chemical engineer. Fluidization of sawdust. Carnegie Institution of Washington facility. Developing continuous process for growing Chlorella. Study sponsored by Atomic Energy Commission. Potential uses of waste fission products. Establishing Radiation Engineering Laboratory.
Sequoia Wire Company 13
Founding company. Making electronic hook-up wire. Conflict with shareholder. Decision to leave company.
Raychem Corporation 15
Industrial applications of high-energy ionizing radiation. Initial technical problems. Development of original products. Japanese competition. International expansion. Hiring techniques. Encouraging innovation. Finding market opportunities. Technology.
Other applications of ionizing radiation. Irradiating on a large scale.