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Pierre Van Rysselberghe

Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Belgian educator. Fellow American Institute Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences; member American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, International Committee Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (president 1949-1954), International Union Pure Applied Chemistry (chairman commission electrochemical 1961-1967), Association Engineers U. Brussels, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Rysselberghe, Pierre Van was born on May 18, 1905 in Brussels, Belgium. Son of François and Jeanne (Alvin) Van Rysselberghe.

  • Education

    • Engineer, U. Brussels, 1927. Master of Arts, Stanford, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1927. Naturalized, 1941. Instructor chemistry Stanford (California), 1929-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1941, lecturer, 1956-1969, consultant professor, since 1969. Assistant professor of chemistry U. Oregon, 1941-1942, associate professor, 1942-1945, professor, 1945-1956.

      Visiting lecturer Belgian American Ednl. Foundation, Belgian universities, 1935-1936. Supervisor research project Office Naval Research, Atomic Energy Commission: Fulbright lecturer, Italy, 1950-1951.

    Works

    • Author (with Th.De Donder) Affinity, 1936. Electrochemical Affinity, 1955. Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes, 1963.

      Also numerous articles.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences. Member American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, International Committee Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (president 1949-1954), International Union Pure Applied Chemistry (chairman commission electrochemical 1961-1967), Association Engineers U. Brussels, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Lily Laura Chloupek, September 2, 1930. Children: Jane, Pierre, Jacqueline.
    • father: François Rysselberghe
    • mother: Jeanne (Alvin) Van Rysselberghe
    • spouse: Lily Laura Chloupek
    • children: Jane Rysselberghe
    • Pierre Rysselberghe
    • Jacqueline Rysselberghe
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    Born March 18, 1905
    Died August 21, 1977
    (aged 72)
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