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Bruno Hasbrouck Zimm

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Dates

October 31, 1920 – November 26, 2005

Authorized Form of Name

Zimm, Bruno Hasbrouck, 1920-2005

Additional Forms of Names

Zimm, Bruno H.

Biography

Abstract

Dr. Bruno Zimm was awarded the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology in 1960. He is known as one of the founding fathers of the physical chemistry of macromolecules.

Important Dates

October 31, 1920Birth, Woodstock (N.Y.).

1941B.Sc in Chemistry, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1944Ph.D in Physical Chemistry, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1944 – 1946Instructor and research associate, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1946 – 1952Assistant professor (1946-1950); Associate professor (1950-1951), UC Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1950 – 1951Visiting lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1951 – 1960Research associate, General Electric Research Laboratory, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1957Awarded the Baekeland Award, North Jersey Section, American Chemical Society.

1958Elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

1960Visiting Professor, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1960Awarded the Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology.

1960 – 2005Professor; and Professor emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1963Awarded the High-Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society.

1969Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1981Awarded the Award in the Chemical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences.

1982Awarded the Kirkwood Medal, New Haven Section, American Chemical Society.

November 26, 2005Death, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

Woodstock (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Schenectady (N.Y.)

San Diego (Calif.)

Death

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Hydrodynamics.

Physical chemistry.

Polymer chemistry.

Rheology -- Industrial applications.

Rheology.

Viscoelasticity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Beckmann, Charles O.

Advisor.

Bloomfield, Victor A.

Advised by Zimm, University of California, San Diego.

Crothers, Donald M.

Advised by Zimm, University of California, San Diego.

Dill, Ken A.

Advised by Zimm, University of California, San Diego.

Elson, Elliot, 1937-

Advised by Zimm, University of California, San Diego.

Jernigan, Robert L. (Robert Lee)

Advised by Zimm.

Kallenbach, Neville R., 1938-

Advised by Zimm, University of California, San Diego.

Klotz, Lynn C.

Advised by Zimm, University of California, San Diego.

La Mer, Victor K. (Victor Kuhn), 1895-1966

Advisor.

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

Advisor, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-

PhD advisor at Columbia University.

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Research associate.

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

Instructor; and research associate.

University of California, Berkeley

Assistant Professor; and Associate Professor.

University of California, San Diego

Professor; and Professor emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Chemical Society

Awarded the Baekeland Award, North Jersey Section (1957); and the Kirkwood Medal, New Haven Section (1982).

American Physical Society

Awarded the High-Polymer Physics Prize (1963).

Columbia University. Department of Chemistry

B.Sc in Chemistry (1941); and Ph.D in Physical Chemistry (1944).

Harvard University

Visiting lecturer.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member; and awarded the award in Chemical Sciences (1981).

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Recipient of the 1960 Bingham Medal.

Yale University

Visiting Professor.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Bruno Zimm papers, 1941-2001.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Subject

Joseph Edward Mayer papers, 1920-1983.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Biophysical Chemistry Bruno H. Zimm obituary.

Chemistry Tree: Professional Relations list for Bruno H. Zimm.

National Academy of Sciences biographical memoir for Bruno H. Zimm.

Protein Science Bruno H. Zimm obituary.

Transactions of the Society of Rheology article, "Presentation of the Bingham Medal to Bruno H. Zimm."