Former Fellows

The Chemical Heritage Foundation has hosted scholars from all parts of the world through its fellowship and travel grant programs. If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, take a look the cast of scholars below who have held fellowships in the past and their research topics. Indicated beside each fellowship is the scholar’s institutional affiliation at the time they received the fellowship.


Janet Abbate

2003–04 Eugene Garfield FellowSmithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
“The Development of Information Science Specialties Such as Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, and Human Computer Interaction within Academic Computer Science from the 1960s through the 1990s”

Pnina Abir-Am

1996–97 Othmer FellowDibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
“History of Protein \Structures in the U.S. and U.K.”

Basil Achilledalis

1998–99 Othmer Visiting ScholarIndependent Scholar
“Pharmaceutical Innovation: Revolutionizing Human Health”

Stephen B. Adams

1998–99 Gordon Cain FellowLucent Technologies 
“The Progression of the Chemical Industry during the Twentieth Century”

James Altena

1993–94 Edelstein International StudentUniversity of Chicago
“Science, Philosophy, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany”


Ian Beamish

2012–13 Johns Hopkins University
“Saving the South: Printing Agricultural Improvement in the American South, 1820–1865”

Elisabeth Berry-Drago

2013–14 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Delaware
“Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science and Practice”

José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez

2010–11 Herbert D. Doan FellowUniversity of Valencia, Spain
“Between Science and Crime: Mateu Orfila and Nineteenth-Century Toxicology”

Nicholas Best

2009–10 CHF FellowIndiana University
“Lavoisier as Historian of Chemistry and Philosopher of Science”

Charlotte Bigg

2009–10 Herbert D. Doan FellowCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Alexandre Koyré, France
“Behind the Lines: Spectroscopic Enterprises in Early Twentieth-Century Europe”

Donna Bilak

2013–14 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowBard Graduate Center
“The Allegorical Laboratory: Michael Maier’s Alchemical Emblem Book Atalanta fugiens (1617)”

David V. Black

2008–09 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow Mountainland Applied Technology College
“The Elements Unearthed: Our Discovery and Usage of the Chemical Elements”

Regina Blaszczyk

2002–03 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow Boston University
“The Color Revolution”—examines the history of industry’s embrace of color as a marketing device in the twentieth century, and the tensions surrounding its development and management by chemists, stylists, engineers, and scientists.

Dóra Bobory

2008–09 Roy G. Neville Fellow Central European University, Hungary 
“An Experimental Noble Household: Decoding Count Batthyányi’s Letters on Medical-Alchemical Experiments”

William Brock

1990–91 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow University of Leicester, United Kingdom 
“‘At the Sign of the Hexagon,’ an Illustrated History of Chemistry and Chemical Technology since 1800; Liebig and the British”

Nathan Brooks

2003–04 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow New Mexico State University
“A Biography of Dmitrii Mendeleev, the Russian Chemist Who Developed the Periodic Table”

Jeannette E. Brown

2008–09 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarIndependent Scholar
“Telling Our Story: History of African American Women Chemists Project”

2004–05 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowIndependent Scholar
“The History of African American Women Chemists Project: Expanding the Knowledge of the Subject and Converting the Information via a Multi-media Approach to Materials for Students Aged 9–14”

Gregory J. Brust

2000–01 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowUniversity of Southern Mississippi
“Historical Research on the Synthetic Rubber Industry in Order to Create a Multimedia, Educational Website about the History and Development of the Industry”

Christiane Buès-Chabas

2000–01 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarAcadémie d'Aix-Marseille, France
“Investigating the history of the concept of the mole in physics and chemistry, and its reception in research circles and laboratories”

Colin “Brad” Burke

2000–01 Eugene Garfield FellowUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
“On the History of Computer-Based Scientific Information Systems and Related Government Policies from the Early 1950s to the 1990s”

Andrew Butrica

2012–13 Herbert D. Doan Fellow Independent Scholar
“Jean-Baptiste Dumas: Promoter of Chemical Industry”


Jo Ann Caplin

2009–10 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowScience Television Workshop & Temple University
“Science+Art: Chemistry and Visualizations; Chemistry and Authentication of Art” 

2006–07 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowScience Television Workshop & University of Pennsylvania
“The Chemistry of Paint as Used in Art”

David Caudill

2007–08 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowVillanova University
“Popular Images of Chemical Expertise, Past and Present: At the Intersection of Law and Chemistry”

John Ceccatti

2009–10 John C. Haas FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania
“The Development of Pure Yeast Culture in the Brewing Industry and Its Influence on Practices and Instruments of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology” 

1999–2000 Edelstein International StudentUniversity of Chicago
“Connections between the Brewing Industry of Nineteenth-Century Germany and the Dye Industry of the Same Time Period”

Augustin Cerveaux

2007–08 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot Scholar Université Louis Pasteur, France
“From Bulk Chemistry to Nanoparticles: Another Root for Nanotechnology?”

2011-12 Gordon Cain Fellow • University of Strasbourg, France
“’From an Art to a Science’: Changes in Paint Chemistry and Technology in Progressive-Era America and the Great Depression”

Matthew Crawford

2010–11 Theodore and Mary Herdegen FellowKent State University
“Chemistry in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic: An Underappreciated Imperial Science?”

Alex Csiszar

2013–14 John C. Haas FellowHarvard University
“The Rise of the Scientific Journal in Britain and France”

Helen Anne Curry

2011–12 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion FellowYale University
“Accelerating Evolution, Engineering Life: Science, Agriculture, and Technologies of Genetic Modification, 1925–1955”


Arthur Daemmrich

2001–02 Gordon Cain FellowCornell University
“Corporate Governance: Changing Relations among Science-Based Industry, States and the Public”

2000–01 Charles C. Price Fellow Cornell University
“Pharmaceutical Regulation: The Science and Politics of Health in the United States and Germany”

Dane Thor Daniel

2012–13 Roy G. Neville Fellow Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
“The Theory-Praxis Relationship in Paracelsus’ Medical Treatments”

Deanna Day

2005–06 Charles C. Price Fellow University of Pennsylvania
“98.6: Fevers, Fertility, and the Patient Labor of American Medicine”

Ute Deichmann

1996–97 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowUniversität zu Köln, Germany
“The Fate of Jewish Chemists in Nazi Germany and the Effect of Their Expulsion on Chemistry and Biochemistry”

Juan Luis Delgado

2013–14 Herbert D. Doan FellowUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid
“Chemical Industry and Chemicals in the Spanish Gum Resin Industry, 19th to 20th Centuries”

John Dettloff

1997–98 Edelstein International Student Princeton University
“Chemistry and Culture in France, 1770–1800”

Lloyd DeWitt

2001–02 Charles C. Price FellowPhiladelphia Museum of Art
“The Shift in How Chemistry Was Viewed by Outsiders during and after the 17th Century”

Michelle DiMeo

2013–14 Robert W. Allington FellowCollege of Physicians of Philadelphia
“Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh (1615–91): The Intellectual Life of Robert Boyle’s Older Sister”

Mark Dorfman

2002–03 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowUniversity of North Carolina
“Conducting Follow-up Research and Outreach to Enhance Public Education of the Concept of Biomimicry and Its Crucial Relationship to the Evolution and Advancement of a Sustainable Chemical Industry”


Michael Egan

2004–05 John C. Haas Fellow Washington State University 
“The History of Mercury Use in America”

Matthew Eisler

2004–05 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarUniversity of Alberta, Canada
“The Different Ways Researchers Have Attempted to Develop a Better Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century”

Sarah Everts

2011–12 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarChemical and Engineering News
“Sweat Science: The Science, Culture, History and Commercialization of Perspiration, the Chemical Cocktail That Humanity Produces in Abundant Amounts”

Heather Ewing

2008–09 CHF FellowSmithsonian Institution Archives
“The Circle of James Smithson: Mapping an International 18th-Century Community”


Thomas Faith

2006–07 Charles C. Price FellowThe George Washington Universit
“Peacetime Applications of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service Research”

Gabriele Ferrario

2007–08 Roy G. Neville FellowUniversità de Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Italy
“The Arabic and Hebrew Manuscripts of the Liber de aluminibus et salibus

Gerard J. Fitzgerald

2005–06 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowDibner Institute of the History of Science and Technology
“The Role Played by Scientists and Physicians Who Experimented with the Application of Germicidal Chemicals in the Hopes of Producing Infection Free Hospital and Living Spaces”

2001–02 Edelstein International StudentCarnegie Mellon University
“On Biological Weapons Technology Growing out of Evolving Public Health Technologies and Scientific Practices of the Inter-war Period”

1999–2000 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarCarnegie Mellon University
“Relationship between Scale-up Technologies Developed for Penicillin Manufacture and Aerosol Technology as It Pertained to Biological Weaponry, 1920–1960”

James Rodger Fleming

2010–11 Cain Conference FellowColby College
“Chemical Weather and Chemical Climate: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective”

Robert Fox

2013-14 Cain Distinguished FellowUniversity of Oxford
"Savants and Patriots: Science and the National Interest in France, 1850–1940”

Anna Foy

2008–09 CHF FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania
“The Georgic and the Common Weal: Promises of West Indian Improvement from Samuel Martin’s An Essay upon Plantership (1750) to James Grainger’s The Sugar-Cane (1764)”

Michelle Francl

2011–12 Theodore and Mary Herdegen Fellow Bryn Mawr College
“Sideline Science: Critical Commentaries in 19th-Century Journals and 21st-Century Blogs”

Nathaniel Freiburger

2011–12 Société de Chimie Industrielle FellowUniversity of California, Davis
“Cultures of Engineering and the Engineering of Politics: The Making of Lithium as an Object of Techno-Scientific Knowledge and Politics in Bolivia”

Yasu Furukawa

1992–93 Visiting ScholarTokyo Denki University, Japan
“History of Polymer Chemistry”


Margaret Garber

2002–03 John C. Haas FellowUniversity of California, San Diego
“Labors of Light: Optics and Chymical Philosophy in Post-Rudolfine Prague (1611–1670)”

Apostolos Gerontas

2011–12 Herbert D. Doan FellowNorwegian University of Science and Technology
“Writing the history of High Performance Liquid Chromatography”

Stephen Z. Goldberg

1999–2000 Dreyfus Foundation FellowAdelphi College
“Developing a Curriculum and Coursework on Chemistry in Art and Archaeology”

Stephen Z. Goldberg

1999-2000 Dreyfus Foundation FellowAdelphi College
“Developing a curriculum and coursework on chemistry in art and archaeology”

Jan Golinski

2012–2013 Cain FellowUniversity of New Hampshire

William Mark Goodwin

2010–11 Robert W. Allington FellowRowan University
“Resolving a Controversy: The Non-Classical Ion Debate”

Hugh Gorman

2003–04 John C. Haas FellowMichigan Technological University
“The Evolution of the System to Measure, Monitor, and Manage Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides”

Ari Gross

2012–13 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Toronto
“Structure and Spatiality: Chemical Diagrams and Models and the Birth of Stereochemistry”

Benjamin Gross

2009–10 Charles C. Price Fellow • Princeton University
“Crystallizing Innovation: LCD Research at RCA, 1956–1974”

2012–13 Cain Fellow • Chemical Heritage Foundation
“The Engineer’s Toolkit: Passive Components and the American Electronics Industry”

Rebecca Guenard

2013–14 Société de Chimie Industrielle FellowTemple University
“‘Lab Rats’: A Chemistry Television Variety Program”

Catherine “Cai” Guise-Richardson

2010–11 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarMississippi State University
“Mind and Matter: The Development and Marketing of Thorazine and Stelazine at Smith, Kline & French”

2008–09 Charles C. Price FellowIowa State University
“Mother’s Little Helper, or, the Tax-Deductible Martini: A History of Valium Development, Use, and Control in the United States”


Richard Hamerla

2006–07 CHF Visiting ScholarUniversity of Oklahoma
“History of Bioweapons Development and Deployment”

1998–99 Edelstein International StudentCase Western Reserve University
“Science on the American ‘Frontier,’ The Chemistry of Edward Williams Morley, 1869–1906”

Christopher Hamlin

2005–06 Gordon Cain FellowUniversity of Notre Dame
“A Comparative Study of Communities of 19th-Century Urban Chemists, Exploring Patterns of Professionalization, and the Balancing of Entrepreneurship, Research, and Public Service”

Nicholas Harris

2013–14 Charles C. Price FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania
“Better Religion through Chemistry: Aydemir al-Jildakī and Alchemy under the Mamluks”

Harry Hecht

2001–02 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowSouth Dakota State University
“A Series of Essays on a Variety of Chemical Topics That Are of General Interest”

Georgiana Della Hedesan

2013–14 Robert W. Allington FellowOxford University
“The Pursuit of Universal Medicine: Alchemical Prolongation of Life and Christianity in Seventeenth Century Paracelsian and Helmontian Thought”

Evan Hepler-Smith

2013–14 Theodore and Mary Herdegen FellowPrinceton University
“Nominally Rational: Systematic Nomenclature and the Structures of Organic Chemistry, 1889-1935”

Eric S. Hintz

2005–06 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania
“The Dual ‘Careers’ of Electro-chemical Inventor Samuel Ruben and His Most Famous Invention, the Mercuric Oxide Dry Cell ‘Button’ Battery”

Hiro Hirai

2008–09 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowGhent University, Belgium
“Matter and Life in the Natural Philosophy of Daniel Sennert”

Nancy Hopkins

1998–99 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarRutgers University–Camden
“The Contributions of African-Americans to Industrial Chemical Research, Focusing on the Period between 1940 and 1980”

Roger Horowitz

2009–10 Gordon Cain FellowHagley Museum and Library
“American Kosher: How Orthodox Jews, Food Companies, and Chemistry Created Modern Kosher Food”

Sally Smith Hughes

1997–98 Othmer FellowUniversity of California, Berkeley
“The History of Biotechnology and the Cohen-Boyer Patents”



Catherine Jackson

2011–12 Gordon Cain Fellow University College, London
“Material World: Analysis, Synthesis and the Making of Modern Chemistry”

Jeremiah James

2000–01 Edelstein International StudentHarvard University
“Linus Pauling and the Intellectual Genesis of The Nature of the Chemical Bond

Lijing Jiang

2012–13 Robert W. Allington FellowArizona State University
“Degeneration in Miniature: History of Cell Death and Aging Research in the Twentieth Century”


Laura Ann Kalba

2012-13 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowSmith College
“Color in the Age of Impressionism: Technology, Commerce, and Art”

Allison Kavey

2005–06 Roy G. Neville FellowGonzaga University
“The Changing Constructions of Desire in Popular Natural Philosophical Texts Printed in England between 1580 and 1680”

Gwen Kay

1999–2000 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowState University of New York at Oswego
“The Career Paths of Women Cosmetic Chemists”

Carla Keirns

1998–99 HSS 25th Anniversary FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania
“The History of Asthma, Including Its Causes and Its Cures”

Melanie Kiechle

2010–11 John C. Haas FellowRutgers University
“‘The Air We Breathe’: Nineteenth-Century Americans and the Search for Fresh Air”

2011–12 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion FellowRutgers University
“‘The Air We Breathe’: Nineteenth-Century Americans and the Search for Fresh Air”

Yoshiyuki Kikuchi

2008–09 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowGraduate University for Advanced Studies, Sokendai, Japan
“U.S.-Japan Scholarly Relations in Chemistry in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

Mi Gyung “Mimi” Kim

1994–95 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowSeoul National University, South Korea
“The Concept of Chemical Affinity and Wilhelm Ostwald’s Energetics”

Joel Klein

2012–13 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowIndiana University
“Chymistry, Corpuscular Medicine, and Controversy: The Ideas and Influence of Daniel Sennert (1572–1637)”

Vangelis Koutalis

2010–11 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Ioannina, Greece
“The Historical Significance of Chemistry as a Philosophical Inquiry”

Prakash Kumar

2002–03 Edelstein International StudentGeorgia Institute of Technology
“The Transition from Natural to Artificial Dyestuffs: Science, Business, and Politics of Natural Indigo Manufacturing in Colonial India, 1890–1930”

2001–02 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarGeorgia Institute of Technology
“Exploring the Competitive Relationship between Natural and Synthetic Indigo at the Turn of the 20th Century in Order to Better Understand the Workings of Technological ‘Progress’”


Tayra Lanuza-Navarro

2010–11 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowUniversity of Valencia, Spain
“Alchemy, Astrology, and Books of Secrets: Ideas and Practices before the Spanish Inquisition”

Rebecca Laroche

2011–12 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs
“Placing Robert Boyle’s Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours in Dialogue with the Recipe Arch”

Jongmin Lee

2011–12 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
“Regulatory Engineering in the EPA: Chemical Monitoring, Catalytic Converters, and the Controlled Environment”

Victoria Lee

2012–13 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarPrinceton University
“Synthetic Fermentation and Applied Biology in Japan, 1910–1960”

Juan-Andres Leon

2013–14 Gordon Cain FellowHarvard University
“Mathematical Models in Polymer Research, 1940s-1970s: An Industry-Driven Theoretical Science?”

Bruce Lewenstein

2001–02 Eugene Garfield FellowCornell University
“Exploring the Role of Science Books (as Opposed to ‘Primary’ Research Material such as Journals and Abstracts) in the Development of Science in the Post-WWII Era, Focusing on Chemistry”

Max Liboiron

2012–13 Robert W. Allington Fellow  • New York University
“Transforming Pollution: Ocean Plastics and Body Burdens”

Slawomir Lotysz

2007–08 Charles C. Price FellowUniversity of Zielona Góra, Poland
“Kevlar, Before and Beyond: The Amazing Transnational Quest for the Bulletproof Vest”


Pamela Mack

2003–04 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarClemson University
“A Biographical Study of Dr. Ruth Patrick, a Pioneer Environmental Scientist, Who Specializes in Limnology and Has Done Her Work Primarily with the Chemical Industry” (with John W. Mauer)

Roy MacLeod

2007–08 Gordon Cain FellowUniversity of Sydney, Australia 
“Chemical Explosives Industry during and after the Great War and Institutional Questions Arising in the Development of ‘Dual Use’ Technologies”

1995–96 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowUniversity of Sydney, Australia
“History of Chemical Engineering in Allied and German Ammunitions Factories during World War I”

Jan Marontate

2004–05 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowAcadia University, Canada
“Artists, Artists’ ‘Colormen’ and the Chemical Industry: Networks of Technical Collaboration and Innovations in 20th-Century Artists’ Paints”

Matteo Martelli

2009–10 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowUniversities of Bologna and Pisa, Italy
“Greek Alchemical Works of Pseudo-Democritus: The Book On the Making of Precious Stones

Brenden Matz

2011–12 John C. Haas Fellow • Yale University
“The Science of Nutrition in Germany and the United States, 1870–1920”

John W. Mauer

2003–04 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarTri-County Technical College
“A Biographical Study of Dr. Ruth Patrick, a Pioneer Environmental Scientist, Who Specializes in Limnology and Has Done Her Work Primarily with the Chemical Industry” (with Pamela Mack)

Seymour H. Mauskopf

1999–2000 Charles C. Price FellowDuke University
“The Experimental Study of Munitions: Scientific and Military Traditions”

1988–89 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowDuke University
“The History of Explosives and Gunpowder”

Leah McEwen

2013–14 Otlet FellowCornell University
“Researching the Future through the History of Chemical Information”

Joris Mercelis

2009–10 Herbert D. Doan FellowGhent University, Belgium
“Leo H. Baekeland (1863–1944): A Biography of an Entrepreneur”

Donna A. Messner

2010–11 Gordon Cain FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania
“The Origins of Medical Foods and Their Regulation”

Cyrus Mody

2004–05 Gordon Cain FellowCornell University
“The History of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope and the Atomic Force Microscope, and the Ways These Instruments Were Used to Weave Together Disparate Disciplines”

Jordi Mora Casanova

2010–11 CHF FellowUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
“Alchemical Reminiscences of Modern Chemists in the 19th Century”

Peter Morris

1991–92 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowOpen University, United Kingdom
“A Comparative Study of Polymer Innovations in Several Major Corporations and the Technological History of IG Farbenindustrie”


Christine Nawa

2010–11 Charles C. Price FellowUniversität Regensburg, Germany
“Robert Wilhelm Bunsen’s Research Style and His Teaching”

2011–12 Charles C. Price FellowUniversität Regensburg, German
“Robert Wilhelm Bunsen’s Research Style and His Teaching”

Pap Ndiaye

1994–95 Edelstein International StudentEcole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
“American Engineers and the Mutations of the American Political Economy, 1920–1960”

Keith A. Nier

2003–04 CHF Visiting ScholarCooper Union
“The History of Mass Spectrometry”

2002–03 Charles C. Price FellowCooper Union
“Diverging Ions and Converging Fields”

Tara Nummedal

2001–02 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowStanford University
“The Lives and Labor of Men and Women Who Actually Practiced Alchemy in Early Modern Central Europe”


Declan O’Reilly

2003–04 Charles C. Price FellowUniversity College London, United Kingdom
“The Relationship between Standard Oil of New Jersey & IG Farben of Germany from 1925–1945”

Gwen Ottinger

2005–06 John C. Haas FellowUniversity of California, Berkeley
“The Linkages Made by Petrochemical Companies between Local Community Relations and Public Relations”


Cesare Pastorino

2010–11 Gordon Cain FellowIndiana University
“‘Minerall Tryalls’: Metal Assaying and Experiment in Early Modern England”

2006–07 Roy G. Neville FellowIndiana University
“The Mythological Symbolism of Proteus in the Renaissance and Baroque Alchemical Texts”

Gary Patterson

2004–05 Charles C. Price FellowCarnegie Mellon University
“Paradigms in Polymer Science”

Emily Pawley

2007–08 John C. Haas Fellow & Roy G. Neville FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania 
“’The Balance Sheet of Nature:’ Valuing the New York Farm, 1825–1860”

Alexander Pechenkin

2010–11 Robert W. Allington FellowLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
“The Social History of Quantum Chemistry in the USSR (1950–1991)”

Gabriella Petrick

2004–05 Edelstein International StudentUniversity of Delaware
“The Role of Technology, and to a Lesser Degree, Science in the Industrial Development of Food in Twentieth-Century America”

Catharine Price

2012–13 Société de Chimie Industrielle FellowFreelance Journalist
“Fortified: The Secret Science of Food”

Lawrence Principe

2001–02 Othmer FellowThe Johns Hopkins University
“Alchemical Interpretations of the Works in the Fisher and Eddleman Collections at CHF”

Jarmo Pulkkinen

2013–14 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Oulu
“A. I. Virtanen – A Finnish ‘System-Builder’ behind AIV Butter Salt and AIV Method”


Viviane Quirke

2013–14 Herbert D. Doan FellowOxford University
“Chemistry and the History of Cancer Chemotherapy in the United States, 1940s–1990s”


Evan Ragland

2010–11 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowIndiana University
“Experimenting with Chemical Bodies: Knowledge and Practice in the Interrelation of Anatomy, Chemistry, and Physiology, 1655–1855”

2009–10 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowIndiana University
“Chymistry and Medicine in the Low Countries in the Seventeenth Century: Laboratories and Experiments, Acids and Alkalis”

Jennifer Rampling

2008–09 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom
“The Alchemical Reception of George Ripley (c. 1415–1490)”

Erik Rau

2002–03 Eugene Garfield FellowDrexel University
“Case Studies of Operational Research since 1953”

J. Emmanuel Raymundo

2011–12 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow Tulane University
“National Skin: Contact, Conflict and the Culion Leper Colony in the U.S.-Occupied Philippines, 1902–1941”

W. Boyd Rayward

1999–2000 Eugene Garfield FellowUniversity of New South Wales, Australia
“Oral Histories of Prominent Information Scientists”

Carsten Reinhardt

1998–99 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowUniversität Regensburg, Germany
“History of Instrumentation in Post-1945 Chemistry”

Linda Richards

2010–11 Herbert D. Doan FellowOregon State University
“Disrupting Hozho: A Comparative History of Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety in University Research and Uranium Mining”

2013–14 Herbert D. Doan FellowOregon State University
“Unraveling Radiation History”

Donna Rilling

2003–04 Gordon Cain FellowState University of New York at Stony Brook
“Early Industrial Pollution in the Greater Delaware Valley, a Region Home to Manufacturing Processes That Left Indelible Marks on the Landscape”

Ann Robinson

2012-13 Theodore and Mary Herdegen FellowUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Creating a Symbol of Science: The Standard Periodic Table of the Elements”

Jody Roberts

2006–07 Gordon Cain FellowVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
“Re-Designing the Chemical Sciences: Promises, Problems, and Potential for Scientific Movements”

2005–06 Charles C. Price FellowVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
“The Controversy over the Regulation of the Chemical Pesticide Atrazine”

Lisa Rosner

2009–10 Theodore and Mary Herdegen Fellow & Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
“Chemical Dissertations in the Digital World: 18th-Century Chemical Knowledge and the History Browser”

2005–06 Roy G. Neville FellowThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
“The Audience for Popular Chemistry Works and Lectures from the 1790s through the 1860s”

2003–04 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) FellowThe Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
“Developing Lesson Plans on Chemical Science and the Chemical Industries, Based on Jane Marcet’s Conversations on Chemistry (1824)”

Pedro Ruiz-Castell

2011–12 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Valencia, Spain
“New Identities from the Invisible: The Early Days of Electron Microscopy”


Annalisa Salonius

2009–10 Gordon Cain FellowCornell University
“Transformation in the Relationship between the Organization of Research and Postgraduate Training in the Biomedical Sciences since 1960: A Comparative Ethnographic and Historical Case Study (Canada-U.S.)”

Kathleen Sands

2004–05 Roy G. Neville FellowIndependent Scholar
“The Intersections of Science and Religion”

Gildo M. dos Santos

2013–14 Ullyot ScholarUniversity of São Paulo
“Ida Noddack and the Universal Function of Matter”

Mat Savelli

2012–13 John C. Haas FellowMcMaster University
“A Comparative History of Psychopharmaceutical Print Advertising”

David Schleifer

2008–09 John C. Haas FellowNew York University
“Getting Better for You: Trans Fats, Risk, and Innovation”

Ulf Schmidt

2011–12 Herbert D. Doan FellowUniversity of Kent
“Secret Science: Human Experimentation in Biological and Chemical Warfare Research during the Cold War”

Rebecca P. Schwartz

2003–04 Edelstein International StudentPrinceton University
“Telling the Story of the Manhattan Project”

Bruce Seely

2008–09 Cain Conference FellowMichigan Technological University
“Technology Transfer and Diffusion in Comparative Perspective”

Jeffrey Seeman

2000–01 CHF Visiting ScholarIndependent Scholar
“Biography Project about Chemist and Instrument Maker Arnold O. Beckman”

Elena Serrano

2011–12 CHF FellowAutonomous University of Barcelona
“Women and Chemistry in Late Eighteenth-Century Spain: The Chemico-charitable Activities of the Junta de Damas”

Thibaut Serviant-Fine

2013–14 Herbert D. Doan FellowUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon 1
“Drugs and Tools: Antimetabolites in the Early History of Cancer Chemotherapy (1940–1960)”

Nicholas Shapiro

2013–14 Herbert D. Doan FellowOxford University
“Chemical Freshness, Chemical Fetish: The Rise of the Synthetic ‘New Smell’ in Mid-20th Century America”

Matthew Shindell

2009–10 John C. Haas FellowUniversity of California, San Diego
“The New Prophet: Harold C. Urey, Scientist, Atheist, and Defender of Religion”

David B. Sicilia

1999–2000 Gordon Cain FellowUniversity of Maryland
“The Political History of the U.S. Chemical Industry since World War II”

Christian Simon

2000–01 Gordon Cain FellowUniversity of Basel, Switzerland
“History of Industrial Insecticide Research and Development ca. 1900–1960”

Jonathan Simon

1996–97 Edelstein International StudentUniversity of Pittsburgh
“The Alchemy of Identity: Chemistry and Pharmacy, 1787–1803”

David Singerman

2012–13 John C. Haas FellowMassachusets Institute of Technology
“An Empire of Purity: Making the Modern Sugar Market, 1875–1925”

Robert Slate

2013–14 Herbert D. Doan FellowGeorge Mason University
“Regulating Nanomaterials: Drawing Lessons from TSCA and REACH”

Leo B. Slater

2001–02 John C. Haas FellowIndependent Scholar 
“Quinine and the Chemical Control of Malaria, Drawing Historical Connections between Plants, Animals, and People”

1996–97 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarPrinceton University
“Locating the Accomplishments of Chemical Science and Industry within American History”

1995–96 Edelstein International StudentPrinceton University 
“Quinine, Its Use and Synthesis”

Alexis Smets

2009–10 CHF FellowRadboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
“Chemistry, Iconography: Theory of Matter, Images and the Concept of Chemical Images (1560s–1720s)”

John K. Smith, Jr.

1999–2000 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowLehigh University
“The Evolution of Chemical Technology in the Twentieth Century”

Pamela H. Smith

1997–98 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowPomona College
“Art, Commerce and Science: The Representation of Material Things in Early Modern Europe”

Geert Somsen

1997–98 Othmer FellowUniversiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
“The Relationship between Colloid Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry in Both Germany and America”

Ellan Spero

2012–13 Robert W. Allington FellowMassachusetts Institute of Technology
“Production and Place, Textile Science and Education in a Technological Landscape”

Emily Stanback

2013–14 John C. Haas FellowCUNY Granduate Center
“Romantic Experimentation: Radical Science and the Politics of Disability”

Kathryn Steen

2000–01 Sidney M. Edelstein FellowDrexel University 
“Wartime Catalyst and Postwar Reaction: The Making of the U.S. Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry, 1910–1930”

1992–93 Edelstein International StudentUniversity of Delaware
“Development of the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry in the U.S., 1910–1933”

John Stewart

2010–11 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversity of Oklahoma
“Beyond Chemistry: Affinity as a Unifying Principle in Science at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century”

Etienne Stockland

2011–12 Robert W. Allington FellowColumbia University
“Trust, Credit and Expertise: The Alchemical Practitioners of Elizabethan London”


Pierre Teissier

2008–09 Gordon Cain FellowUniversity of Oxford, United Kingdom
“Between Chemistry and History: Solid-State Materials in the United States, 1945–2000”

Ronald Tempest

1997–98 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarGermantown Academy
“Fuel Cells—Past, Present, Future”

Dominique Tobbell

2007–08 John C. Haas FellowUniversity of Pennsylvania
“Pharmaceutical Networks: The Political Economy of Drug Development in the United States, 1945–1980”

Barbara Traister

2009–10 Robert W. Allington FellowLehigh University
“Editing Ashmole MS 1494/1491: An Alphabetical Alchemical Manuscript (c. 1607–11) by Simon Forman”

Julianne Tuttle

2002–03 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarIndependent Scholar
“The Letters of Humphry Davy: Annotation of the Fullmer Transcription”

Aristotle Tympas

2008–09 Herbert D. Doan FellowUniversity of Athens, Greece
“On Nomography’s ‘Magic and Fun:’ A Perspective from the History of Chemical Engineering Calculations”



Brigitte Van Tiggelen

2010–11 Société de Chimie Industrielle FellowUniversité Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“The Chemists’ Blues: The History of Prussian Blue and Modern Chemistry”

2008–09 Robert W. Allington FellowUniversité Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“Mme. Thiroux d’Arconville and the Essai pour server à l’histoire de la putrefaction: Anonymity, Autonomy, and Authorship in Women’s Contributions to Chemistry in the 18th Century”

2006–07 Roy G. Neville FellowUniversité Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“A Mixt: Mechanical and Chymical Explanations at the Service of Physicians; The Case of J. Mongin”

Wendy Verhoff

2006–07 John C. Haas FellowWashington University, St. Louis
“The Intractable Atom: The Challenge of Radiation and Radioactive Waste in American Life, 1945 to Present”

Sarah Vogel

2008–09 John C. Haas FellowColumbia University
“The Politics of Plastics: The Economic, Political, and Scientific History of Bisphenol A”

Adelheid Voskuhl

2012–13 Doan FellowHarvard University
“Engineering as Institution: Technical and Technocratic Elites in Germany and the U.S., 1870 to 1935”


Mark Waddell

2004–05 Roy G. Neville FellowThe Johns Hopkins University
“Seventeenth-Century Works on Both Natural and Artificial Magic”

Iain Watts

2013–14 Sidney M. Edelstein Fellow Princeton University
“‘Current’ Investigations: Galvanism, the Birth of Electrochemistry, and the World of Scientific News, 1790–1820”

Michael Weisberg

2006–07 CHF Visiting ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania
“The Nature of the Chemical Bond”

Peter Westin

Herbert D. Doan FellowGeorgia Institute of Technology
“Synthetics of Speed: The Trajectory of Changes in Tire Compound Formulation Across Motorsports and Automobiles in the Latter Half of the 20th Century”

Johnnie-Marie Whitfield

1999–2000 Dreyfus Foundation FellowMillsaps College

Robert V. Williams

1997–98 Eugene Garfield FellowUniversity of South Carolina
“Conducting Oral Histories with Several Pioneers in the Development of Scientific Information with Emphasis on the Chemical Sciences”

Bess Williamson

2010–11 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion FellowUniversity of Delaware
“The Right to Design: Disability and Access in the United States, 1945–1990”

Audra Wolfe

2000–01 Othmer StudentUniversity of Pennsylvania
“Germs in Space: Joshua Lederberg, Exobiology, and the Public Imagination, 1958–1964”

Changming Wang

2011–12 Robert W. Allington FellowGuangxi University for Nationalities
“The Lives and Studies of Outstanding Chinese Chemistry Students in the United States during the Republic of China (1911–1949): A Comprehensive Investigation on Chemical Dissemination and Cultural Exchange”


Doogab Yi

2007–08 Robert W. Gore FellowPrinceton University
“The Making of the Recombinant University: The Emergence of Biotechnology at Stanford University, 1959–1980”

2011–12 John C. Haas FellowNational Institute of Health
“The Organized Search for the Oncogene: ‘Proto’ Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine, and the History of the War on Cancer, 1964–1980”

Jeris Yruma

2006–07 Glenn E. and Barbara Hodsdon Ullyot ScholarPrinceton University
“How Experiments Are Remembered: The Discovery Narratives of Nuclear Fission”

Nasser Zakariya

2010–11 John C. Haas FellowHarvard University
“The Matter of Life: The Role of Chemistry in the Scientific Epic”

Maria del Pilar Zazueta Aviles

2007–08 Quinn FellowColumbia University
“Vital Liquids: Milk, Soft Drinks, and the Politics of Dietary Changes in Mexico (1940–1986)”

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