Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Family background. Gymnasium and interest in science. Influence of father.
University Education 9
Attendance at Technical University in Berlin. Work in laboratory at Institute of Cosmic Radiation Research. Decision to go to the United States. Exchange with Auburn University.
Bartol Research Foundation 14
Radiation counting. Projects for National Research Defense Council. Work on navigation instrumentation. Clearance for classified work.
Career at Mobil Corporation 20
Research freedom. Work on catalysis and cracking catalysts. Investigation of heterogeneous catalysis. Work on zeolites. Development of selectoforming. Researching shape selective catalysis.
Innovation in Industry 35
Interdisciplinary thinking. Conflict between corporate thinking and research needs.
Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. Interrelation between zeolite work and research on Alzheimer's Disease. Work on angiogenesis. Receiving the Perkin Medal and the National Medal of Technology.