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Alan Schriesheim

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Dates

March 8, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Schriesheim, Alan

Biography

Abstract

Alan Schriesheim is Director Emeritus of Argonne National Laboratory (1996-present). Other institutional affiliations include Exxon Corporation and Standard Oil of New Jersey. His research interests include kinetics and mechanisms of acid and base catalyzed organic reactions including alkylation, isomerization, hydrogenation and polymerization.

Important Dates

March 8, 1930Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1951Obtained BS, Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, State College (Pa.).

1954 – 1956Research Chemist, National Bureau of Standards.

1956 – 1969Research Chemist to Assistant Manager, Research Laboratories, Standard Oil of New Jersey, Annandale (N.J.).

1969 – 1983Director, Chemical Science Laboratory, Corporate Research Laboratories (1969-1975); Director, Corporate Research Laboratories (1975–1978); and General Manager, Technology Department, Exxon Research and Engineering Company (1978-1983), Exxon Corporation, Annandale (N.J.).

1983 – presentSenior Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer (1983-1984); Director (1984-1996); and Director Emeritus (1996-present), Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont (Ill.).

Occupation

Research administrator and organic chemist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Graduate Education

State College (Pa.)

Employment

Annandale (N.J.)

Lemont (Ill.)

Subjects

Chemistry, Organic.

Chemistry.

Physics -- Administration.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Abrikosov, A. A. (Alekseĭ Alekseevich)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Campuzano, Juan Carlos

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Crabtree, G. W.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Klebanoff, P. S.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards.

Pieper, Steven C.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schiffer, John P.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schubauer, Galen B. (Galen Brandt), 1904-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Additional

Day, Joanne S.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Senior Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer; Director; and Director Emeritus.

Exxon Corporation

Director, Chemical Science Laboratory, Corporate Research Laboratories; Director, Corporate Research Laboratories; and General Manager, Technology Department, Exxon Research and Engineering Company.

Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Research Chemist to Assistant Manager, Research Laboratories.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Research Chemist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry (1954).

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Obtained BS (1951).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Alan Schriesheim, 2008 December 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Joanne Day, 2009 May 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA