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Christian Henri Stapfer

Christian Henri Stapfer, French, American chemical engineer. Achievements include development of color image coding analysis of industrial products; invention of dynamic incremental heat stability testing ovens for polymers; research in color spaces and color composition; over 100 patents on polymer heat stabilizers and other chemical additives. Grantee, Rutgers University, 1970.

Background

  • Stapfer, Christian Henri was born on May 16, 1935 in Paris, France. Arrived in United States, 1963, naturalized, 1969. Son of Max Maurice Stapfer and Marthe Céline Dufay.

  • Education

    • Diploma-Ing. Chemical, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1959. Doctor of Science, Sorbonne University, Paris, 1962. Degree, Harvard University, Boston, 1982.

    Career

    • Central research chemist Hercules Powder Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1963—1965. Research group leader Cincinnati Milacron, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1965—1972, director chemical r&d Vienna, 1972—1976. Owner, president Doctor Stapfer Gmbh, Duesseldorf, Germany, since 1977.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of color image coding analysis of industrial products. Invention of dynamic incremental heat stability testing ovens for polymers. Research in color spaces and color composition.

      Over 100 patents on polymer heat stabilizers and other chemical additives.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Moderator American Church, Paris, 1982—1986. Fellow: American Institute Chemists (life). Member: Society Plastics Engineers (Future Technical award 2003), New York Academy of Sciences (life), Harvard Club (life).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gourmet cooking, languages.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Agnes Koblitz, December 15, 1962. Children: Valérie Dorothée Bréal, Cassandre Elvire.
    • father: Max Maurice Stapfer
    • mother: Marthe Céline Dufay
    • spouse: Barbara Agnes Koblitz
    • children: Valérie Dorothée Bréal Stapfer
    • Cassandre Elvire Stapfer
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    Born May 16, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1959
      Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    • 1962
      Sorbonne University
    • 1982
      Harvard University
    • 1963 - 1965
      Central research chemist, Hercules Powder Company
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1965 - 1972
      research group leader, Cincinnati Milacron
      New Brunswick, Canada

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