Peer Reviewed Contributions


Benjamin Gross.  “The Quest for ‘Magnalux’: Redefining Technological Success and Failure at RCA, 1951–1956.Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2012). Article published online before print, 4 Oct. 2011.



Sarah A. Vogel; Jody A. Roberts. “Why the Toxic Substances Control Act Needs an Overhaul, and How to Strengthen Oversight of Chemicals in the Interim.Health Affairs 30(5), (May 2011), 898–905.

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Jody A. Roberts. “Creating and Controlling Chemical Hazards: A Brief History.” In Global Collaborations in Managing Chemical and Environmental Risks, edited by P. Wexler, J. van der Kolk, A. Mohapatra, and R. Agarwal, 3–14. London and New York: CRC Press, 2011.

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Lievanos, Raoul S.; Jonathan K. London; Julie Sze. “Uneven Transformations and Environmental Justice: Regulatory Science, Street Science, and Pesticide Regulation in California.” In Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement, edited by G. Ottinger and B. R. Cohen, 201–228. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.



Jody A. Roberts.  Review of Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival: The Remaking of American Environmentalism, by Michael Egan. Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy 6 (1), Spring 2010, 48–49.



Jody A. Roberts. “Reflections of an Unrepentant Plastiphobe: Plasticity and the STS Life,” Science as Culture, March 2010, 101–120.



David C. Brock. “Pittcon Turns 60.Chemical & Engineering News, 87 (8), 23 February 2009, 12–22.



Hyungsub Choi; Cyrus C. M. Mody. “The Long History of Molecular Electronics: Microelectronics Origins of Nanotechnology,” Social Studies of Science, 39 (1), February 2009, 11–50.



Cyrus C. M. Mody. “The Larger World of Nano,” Physics Today, October 2008, 38–44.



Hyungsub Choi. “Technology Importation, Corporate Strategies, and the Rise of the Japanese Semiconductor Industry in the 1950s,” Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, 6 (2), August 2008, 103–126. 


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CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to recipients of CHF awards, including