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F. R. Eirich



May 23, 1905 – May 13, 2005

Authorized Form of Name

Eirich, F. R. (Frederick Roland), 1905-

Additional Forms of Names

Eirich, Frederick R., 1905-

Eirich, Frederick Roland, 1905-



Frederick Eirich was awarded the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology in 1983. He held positions at the University of Vienna, University of Cambridge, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and the Society of Rheology.

Important Dates

May 23, 1905Birth.

1929Ph.D in Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria).

1929 – 1938Assistant, Department of Colloid Chemistry (1929-1938); and Lecturer, Physical Chemistry (1938), University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria).

1938Research Associate, Department of Colloid Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England).

1938Obtained Philosophy habilitation, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria).

1941 – 1943Research Officer, Lubricants and Bearings Section, CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research).

1944 – 1946Research Associate in Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England).

1947Associate professor of Polymer Chemistry (1947-1951); Professor of Polymer Chemistry (1951-1969); Distinguished Professor of Chemistry (1969-); and Dean of Research (1967-1970), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1972 – 1973President, Society of Rheology.

1983Awarded the Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology.

May 13, 2005Death.


Physical chemist.


Graduate Education

Vienna (Austria)


Cambridge (England)

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)


Physical chemistry.




Advisors & Collaborators

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1869-1955

Ph.D advisor, University of Vienna.

Simha, Robert, 1912-2008

Advised by Eirich, University of Vienna.

Wegscheider, Rudolf 1859-1935

Advisor, University of Vienna.


Mark, H. F. (Herman Francis), 1895-1992


Major Positions

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia)

Research Officer in the Lubricants and Bearings Section.

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Associate professor of Polymer Chemistry; Professor of Polymer Chemistry; Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; and Dean of Research.

Universität Wien

Obtained Ph.D in Chemistry (1929) and Philosophy habilitation (1938); Assistant in Colloid Chemistry department; and Lecturer in Physical Chemistry.

University of Cambridge

Research Associate in Colloid Chemistry and Physical Chemistry departments.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

President, and recipient of Bingham Medal (1983).


Archival Resources


Oral history interview with Herman Francis Mark, 1979 March 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources


Rheology: theory and applications, edited by Frederick R. Eirich.


Academic Tree F. Eirich professional relations list.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science biographical entry for Frederick Roland Eirich.

Physics Today article, "Eirich receives Bingham medal."

Physics Today article, "Rheologists elect Eirich as president of society."