Batch reactor symbol (STR) courtesy of Yassine Mrabet
Established in 1881, the objective of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is to further the application and use of chemistry and its related sciences by providing neutral ground for academics, researchers, and industrialists to discuss new technologies and techniques meant to benefit the public. In 1994 the American Section of SCI sponsored this oral-history program to celebrate its centennial anniversary in order to record, preserve, and, ultimately, better understand the complex realities of innovation, discovery, development, marketing, and management in the chemical and allied industries by focusing on individual men and women who have contributed to industry's growth throughout the twentieth- and twenty-first century.
While a number of interviewees in this collection have been awarded SCI's prestigious Perkin Medal, CHF has expanded upon the original intent of SCI's sponsorship in order to develop an even broader understanding of the history of the chemical and allied industries in the United States and abroad.
Individuals interviewed for this collection so far are (oral histories sponsored by SCI or members of SCI are indicated with an asterisk):
Click here for a more detailed description of each of the oral histories in this collection.