Alumni research fellow University of Wisconsin, 1932-1933. Nat. research fellow California Institute Technology, 1933-1935. Carnegie Foundation fellow Stanford, 1935-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1938.
Associate professor Brown U., 1938-1942, professor, 1942-1949, director Metcalf Research Laboratory, 1946-1949, chairman chemistry department, 1947-1949. Professor, Executive officer department chemistry U. Washington, 1949-1961. President, chief Executive officer, trustee Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, 1961-1967, vice president for research Carnegie-Mellon U., 1967-1971, consultant to president, 1971-1972, board directors Mellon Institute, 1961-1967, trustee Carnegie-Mellon U., 1967-1973.
President emeritus Mellon Institute Carnegie-Mellon U., 1973-1978. Lecturer summers Harvard, 1941, 46, University of Wisconsin, 1952. Consultant weapons systems evaluation group Department Defense, summer 1953.
Consultant Wright Air Development Center, summers 1954, 55. Consultant various government agys. Deputy research director Underwater Research Laboratory, United States Navy Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1943-1944, research director, 1944-1946.
Board of directors San Diego Opera Association, 1977-1978, Scripps Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1977-1978. Duquesne U.; trustee Geneva College, Carnegie-Mellon U., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Fellow American Physical Society, American Academy Arts and Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society (director-at-large 1967-1971. Member Spectroscopy Society Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Society, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma, Gamma Alpha, Phi Lambda Upsilon. Club: Lomas Santa Fe (Solana Beach, California).
Born July 19, 1907