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Samuel C. Collins

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Dates

September 28, 1898 – June 19, 1984

Authorized Form of Name

Collins, Samuel C. (Samuel Cornette)

Additional Forms of Names

Collins, Samuel Cornette

Biography

Abstract

Samuel Collins was a research chemist at the Naval Research Laboratory (1971-1984). His other institutional affiliations included the University of Tennessee and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is well-known for his research on liquid helium.

Important Dates

September 28, 1898Birth, Democrat (Ky.).

1920Obtained BSA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Tenn.).

1924Obtained MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Tenn.).

1925 – 1926Professor of Chemistry, Carson-Newman College.

1927Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (N.C.).

1927 – 1928Associate Professor of Chemistry, Junior College, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Tenn.).

1928 – 1930Professor, Tennessee State Teachers College.

1930 – 1984Research Associate (1930-1936); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Chemistry (1936-1945); Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1945-1949); Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1949-1964); and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1964-1984), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1968 – 1971Vice President, Cryogenic Technology, Inc.

1969Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1971 – 1984Research Chemist, Naval Research Laboratory, United States Navy, Washington (D.C.).

June 19, 1984Death, Washington (D.C.).

Occupation

Experimental low temperature chemist.

Places

Birth

Democrat (Ky.)

Undergraduate Education

Knoxville (Tenn.)

Graduate Education

Knoxville (Tenn.)

Chapel Hill (N.C.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Washington (D.C.)

Death

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Liquid helium.

Low temperatures.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kirkwood, John Gamble, 1907-1959

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pope, S. B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Starr, Chauncey

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Institutions

Major Positions

Carson-Newman University

Professor of Chemistry.

Cryogenic Technology, Inc.

Vice President.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry

Research Associate and Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Chemistry.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)

Research Chemist.

State Teachers College (Memphis, Tenn.)

Professor.

University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus). Department of Chemistry

Obtained BSA in 1920 and MS in 1924. Associate Professor of Chemistry, Junior College.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in 1927.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Samuel C. Collins papers, 1938-1983.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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