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Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background. High school interest in electrochemistry. Experiments verifying Colin G. Fink's chromium plating patent.
College Education 3
Scholarship to the University of Illinois. Editing work for Commerce Clearing House to raise funds for college. Bachelor's and Master's degree theses with Sherlock Swann. Assistant instructorship at the University of Pennsylvania. Doctoral thesis on metallurgy with Martin Kilpatrick. Marriage to Catherine P. Braungard.
Postgraduate Career 5
Mellon Institute for Industrial Research fellowship. Work on Manhattan Project. Development of instrument-making business with wife. Professorship at Pennsylvania State University. Consulting work with Graham, Crowley & Associates.
Electrochemical Society Activities 8
Membership in The ECS while attending the University of Illinois. Early ECS meetings. Election to secretary of Philadelphia chapter. Diversity of The ECS. Relationship of The ECS to the American Chemical Society. Editorial work on Modern Electroplating. Chairmanship of the Electrodeposition Division in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Chairmanship of the Publications Committee. Development of an electroplating symposium and the institution of a monograph series including Herbert H. Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook. Position as technical editor of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Publication policies of the Journal. Work on various awards committees.
Presidency of The Electrochemical Society. 22
Acceptance of vice presidential nomination. Discontinuation of Electrochemical Technology. Implementation of the Council of Past Presidents.
Views and Opinions on The Electrochemical Society. 25
Relationship of The ECS to other scientific organizations and to industrial sponsors. Relationship between academic and industrial contingents within The ECS. Relationship between various divisions within The ECS. Reaction of The ECS to scientific innovations. Positive and negative changes within The ECS. Influence of The ECS on career and professional activity. The future of The ECS. The future of electrochemistry.