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Samuel Cornette Collins

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.

Background

  • Collins, Samuel Cornette was born on September 28, 1898 in Democrat, Kentucky, United States. Son of John Wesley and Rachel Ellen (Caudill) Collins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1920, Master of Science, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1927, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1957. Honorary Doctor of Laws, St. Andrews U., Scotland, 1967.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on cryogenic apparatus to professional jours.

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences (Rumford medal 1965), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Gold medal 1968). Member National Academy Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Lena Arbragine Masterson, September 4, 1929.
    • father: John Wesley Collins
    • mother: Rachel Ellen (Caudill) Collins
    • spouse: Lena Arbragine Masterson
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    Born September 28, 1898
    Died June 19, 1984
    (aged 85)
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