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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Subject

H. G. Drickamer

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Dates

October 19, 1918 – May 6, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

Drickamer, H. G. (Harry George), 1918-2002

Additional Forms of Names

Drickamer, Harry George

Biography

Abstract

H. G. (Harry George) Drickamer was Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1946-2002). Other institutional affiliations included Pan American Refining Corporation. His research interests included high-pressure physics and condensed matter.

Important Dates

October 19, 1918Birth, Cleveland (Ohio).

1941Obtained BSE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1942Obtained MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1942 – 1946Research Group Leader, Pan American Refining Corporation.

1946Obtained PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1946 – 2002Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (1946-1949); Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering (1949-1953); Professor of Chemical Engineering (1953-1958); Professor of Chemical Engineering and Physical Chemistry (1958-1983); Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics (1983-1989); and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics (1989-2002), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1965Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1967Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1989Awarded National Medal of Science.

May 6, 2002Death, Urbana (Ill.).

Occupation

Chemical engineer.

Places

Birth

Cleveland (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Employment

Champaign (Ill.)

Death

Urbana (Ill.)

Subjects

Chemistry, Organic.

Condensed matter.

High pressure physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Brown, George Granger, 1896-

PhD advisor at University of Michigan on Vapor-Liquid Equilibria in Phenol-Hydrocarbon Systems and Their Application to a Conventional Toluene Unit.

Frank, C. W.

Advised by Drickamer at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on The effect of pressure on the electronic structure of twelve ferric beta-diketonate complexes.

Sinfelt, John H. (John Henry), 1931-2011

Advised by Drickamer at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on The effect of molecular properties on interfacial resistance.

Colleagues

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Chandler, David, 1944-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Flygare, W. H., 1936-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldenfeld, Nigel

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Gutowsky, Herbert Sander, 1919-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lauterbur, Paul C., 1929-2007

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Additional

Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961

Institutions

Major Positions

Pan American Refining Corporation

Research Group Leader.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Chemistry

Professor of Physical Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry; and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1967 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Michigan. Department of Chemical Engineering

Obtained BSE, MS, and PhD in 1946 (Chemical Engineering).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Harry G. Drickamer response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Responses to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

John Bardeen papers, 1910-1991.

Published Resources

Subject

Harry George Drickamer Physics Today obituary.