Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background, father's business interests. High school studies and training period in Northern Ireland. Escape from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
University Education in Canada 8
Undergraduate study of chemical engineering. Master's program.
Industrial Employment and Further Studies 11
Polymer research and development at Bakelite Company. Postgraduate study at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. research with Turner Alfrey. Postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Faculty Appointment at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute 18
Solid-state polymerization. Sabbatical leave at Weizmann Institute. Microtacticity. Publication of books, interest in history of polymer science. Boycott of Tashkent meeting. Graduate students, consultancy, and patents.