Samuel Cornette Collins, American mechanic engineer. Recipient Wetherill medal Franklin Institute, 1951, Kamerlingh Onnes Gold medal Netherlands Refrigeration Society, 1958, first Samuel C. Collins award Cryogenic Engineering Conference, 1965. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences (Rumford medal 1965), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Gold medal 1968); member National Academy Sciences.
Professor chemistry Carson-Newman College, 1925-1926, E.Tenn. State Teachers College, 1928-1930. Research associate Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1930-1935, assistant professor of chemistry, 1935-1942, associate professor, 1942-1946, associate professor mechanic engineering, 1946-1949, professor mechanic engineering, 1949-1964.
Vice president Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Cryogenic Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-1971. Research chemist Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, since 1971.