Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Growing up in New Jersey. Influence of father, an organic chemist. High school interests.
Undergraduate Education 4
Settling in as freshman at MIT. Faculty, lecture and laboratory courses. Senior Project.
Oxford University 10
Rhodes scholarship. D. L. Chapman and research on catalyst poisoning. Oxford dons and colleagues. Graduate Studies PVT relations for hydrocarbon mixtures. Theoretical interests. Fellow students.
Columbia University 21
Joseph and Maria Mayer, mathematical treatments. Colleagues at Columbia. Flory and gelation theory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 27
Changes in faculty and direction of chemical research interests. Light scattering and polymer solution theories. Gordon Research Conferences. Effect of computers on polymer solution theory.
Guggenheim Fellowship 46
Strasbourg, France. Impression of European polymer chemistry. Final years at MIT.
Dartmouth University 51
Reason for move. Paper on copolymers in dilute solution. Colleagues and students. Impression of Dartmouth. NRC Army Research Advisory Committee. ACS Polymer Division Chairmanship. Founding of Macromolecules. Impression of polymer community and Gordon Conferences.
Work in the 1970s 66
Collaboration with Japanese scientists. Sabbatical in Freiburg. Retirement.
Consulting at DuPont 73
Nature of academic/industrial collaboration. Mechanics of consulting. Consulting with other companies. Relationship with Paul Flory. Family.