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John Emil Dorn

John Emil Dorn, American educator. Recipient Charles B. Dudley medal American Society Testing and Materials, 1958, Henry Marion Howe medal American Society Metals, 1959, Albert Easton White distinguished teachers award American Society Metals, 1964, medal Societe Francaise de Metallurgic, 1968, also Joint Army and Navy award, Distinguished Teaching award University California, others. Miller research professor, 1962-1963.


  • Dorn, John Emil was born on April 10, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Augusta (Reindl) Dorn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1931, Master of Science, 1932. Honorary Doctor of Science, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1936.


    • Research assistant chemistry Northwestern University, 1931-1932. Teaching assistant University of Minnesota, 1932-1936. Postdoctoral research fellow Battelle Memorial Institute, 1936-1938.

      Assistant professor mechanic engineering U. Cat., 1938-1941. Associate professor physical metallurgy, 1942-1948, professor materials science 1949-1971. Research metallurgist Dow Chemical Company, 1941-1942.

      Speaker science confs.


    • Editor: The Mechanical Behavior of Metals at Elevated Temperatures, 1961. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Society Metals (chairman Golden Gate chapter 1945, 46, nat. trustee 1947-1949). Member Sigma Xi.


    • Married Virginia Alice Henneman, February 22, 1937. Children: John Robert, Michael Raymond.
    • father: John Dorn
    • mother: Augusta (Reindl) Dorn
    • spouse: Virginia Alice Henneman
    • children: John Robert Dorn
    • Michael Raymond Dorn
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    Born April 10, 1909
    Died September 24, 1971
    (aged 62)