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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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Published as Subject

Gert Ehrlich

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Dates

June 22, 1926 – August 10, 2012

Authorized Form of Name

Ehrlich, Gert

Biography

Abstract

Gert Ehrlich was a Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Other institutional affiliations included General Electric Company and the University of Michigan. His research interests included solid surfaces science and atoms.

Important Dates

June 22, 1926Birth, Vienna (Austria).

1948Obtained AB, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1950Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1952Obtained PhD in Chemistry, Harvard University.

1952 – 1953Research Associate in Physics, University of Michigan.

1953 – 1968Researcher, Metallurgical Research Department, GE Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1968 – 2012Professor to Professor Emeritus of Physical Metallurgy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1984 – 1985Guggenheim Fellow, Harvard University.

1986Member, National Academy of Sciences.

August 10, 2012Death, Champaign (Ill.).

Occupation

Surface scientist.

Places

Birth

Vienna (Austria)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Employment

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Champaign (Ill.)

Subjects

Atoms.

Metallurgy.

Solid-gas interfaces.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Doty, Paul M., 1920-2011

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Studies on Synthetic Polyampholytes."

Sutherland, Gordon Brims Black McIvor, Sir, 1907-1980

Post-doc advisor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Colleagues

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Laporte, Otto, 1902-1971

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Watkins, George D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Researcher, Metallurgical Research Department.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Researcher, Metallurgical Research Department.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor to Professor Emeritus of Physical Metallurgy

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Research Associate in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Columbia University. Department of Chemistry

Obtained AB (1948).

Harvard University. Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Obtained AM (1950) and PhD in Chemistry (1952). Guggenheim Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

"Gert Ehrlich: 1926-2012", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Gert Ehrlich Physics Today obituary.