Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Parents. Family. Emigration from Australia to the United States. Growing up in Syracuse, New York. Importance of education. Beulah P. Durr. Budding interest in chemistry. Assessment of current science and mathematics education in public schools. Hobbies.
College Education 8
Graduating early from high school. Applying to Syracuse University. Undergraduate research. Apostolos G. Anastassiou. Heteroaromatic chemistry. Finishing college in three years. Decision to stay at Syracuse University for graduate school. Ph.D. dissertation. Weizmann Fellowship.
Career at Bell Laboratories 18
The Bell Labs reputation. Reflections on meeting and marrying Francis J. Purcell. Interest in deep-UV lithography. Larry F. Thompson and Murrae J. Bowden. The importance of knowing one's limitations. Laboratory budgets. Technology-licensing program. Research into deep-UV resists. Edwin A. Chandross and Cletus W. Wilkins, Jr. 248 nm resists. Francis M. Houlihan and Thomas X. Neenan. SEMATECH and Olin Ciba-Geigy Microelectronic Materials, Inc. (now Arch Chemicals, Inc.) contract for the commercialization of 248 nm technologies. Promotion to supervisor, radiation sensitive materials and applications group. Birth of children. 193 nm technology. Promotion to director of polymer and organic chemistry research. Agree Systems, Inc. Photonics.
Thoughts on mentoring young scientists. Valerie J. Kuck's research. Women in chemistry. Definition of innovation. Serendipity and research. The future of chemistry.