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Myron F. Uman

Myron F. Uman, American research administrator. Achievements include United States and foreign patents for ion beam source; independent oversight of redesign of space shuttle booster rocket following Challenger accident. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Uman, Myron F. was born on October 13, 1939 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Morrice S. and Edith (Braun) University.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1961. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University California, Davis, 1967-1974. Program officer National Science Foundation, Washington, 1974-1975. From staff officer to assistant executive officer National Research Council National Academy of Sciences, since 1975.

      Lecturer George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1989-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include United States and foreign patents for ion beam source. Independent oversight of redesign of space shuttle booster rocket following Challenger accident.

    Works

    • Author: Introduction to Physics of Electronics, 1974. Editor: Research and Development in the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1977, Causes and Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Reduction, 1982, Acid Deposition: Atmospheric Processes, 1983, Acid Deposition: Long Range Trends, 1986, The Nuclear Weapons Complex, 1990, Technical Bases for Yucca Mountain Standards, 1995.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Bloomberg, June 16, 1963. 1 child, Jennifer.
    • father: Morrice S. University
    • mother: Edith (Braun) University
    • spouse: Sandra Bloomberg
    • child: Jennifer Uman
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