Title and Description Page
Personal History and Undergraduate Studies at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 1
Family lineage and career background. Introduction to chemistry in the sixth grade. Attending the Evening Demonstration Lectures at Caltech. Application and admission to Caltech. The resonance of World War II on the Caltech campus.
Masters and Ph.D. Work 13
Katharine Schlinger recalls meeting her husband and their early life together. The Caltech experience. Working with Bruce H. Sage and William N. Lacey. Course requirements and expectations for chemical engineering graduate studies. Teaching and post-doctorate work with Bruce H. Sage.
Entering the Industrial World 24
Career choices and the transition from academia to industry. Catalytic cracking and fluid bed technology at Texaco, Inc. History of the research laboratory at Montebello, California. Working on the economic retrieval of oil from oil shale. Development of Texfining.
Career at Texaco, Inc. 32
Licensing of Texaco technology. Research at Montebello in the context of Texaco, Inc. Tackling coal technology at Texaco. Turning down the opportunity to return to Caltech. Overview of positions with Texaco. The Electric Power and Research Institute's interest in Montebello research. Development of combined cycle coal gasification.
Career Retrospective and Overview of Current Activities 40
Re-establishment of a relationship with Caltech and alumni. Retirement in 1987. Current activities in industry, attending lectures, and consulting. Family activities such as travel and management of the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Foundation. Reflection on a successful career.