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Robert Marsh Boarts

Robert Marsh Boarts, American chemical engineer. Member Knoxville Technology Society, Knoxville Science; Club, Tennessee Academy Science, University Faculty; Club: Ouadrangle. Viola player Knoxville (Tennessee) Symphony Orchestra.

Background

  • Boarts, Robert Marsh was born on Feb, 2, 1904 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Marsh and Annie (Fleming) Boarts.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1922. Bachelor of Science in Ch.E., Lafayette College, 1922-1926. M.S.E., University of Michigan, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1937.

    Career

    • Senior inspector of construction, Detroit Water Board, 1927-1929. Chemical engineer, chief draftsman Comstock & Westcott, Inc., Niagara Falls, 1929-1931. Successively assistant professor, professor, head department chemical engineering, U. Tennessee, since 1934.

      Head Cooperative Chemical Engineering Research Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934-1948. On leave as principal physicist to Nuclear Reactor School, Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1946-1947. Consultant Bureau Mines, 1939-1941, Monsanto Chemical Company, 1947-1948, Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corporation (name changed to Union Carbide Nuclear Company). since 1948.

      United States Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center, 1951. Visiting educator for Dupont Engineering Department, Year-In-Industry Program, 1953-1954.

    Membership

    Member Knoxville Technology Society, Knoxville Science. Club, Tennessee Academy Science, University Faculty. Club: Ouadrangle. Viola player Knoxville (Tennessee) Symphony Orchestra.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Kapp, June 14, 1933.
    • father: Robert Marsh Boarts
    • mother: Annie (Fleming) Boarts
    • spouse: Margaret Kapp
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    Died July 19, 1960
    (aged 56)
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