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Robert J. Swope

Robert J. Swope, American physical science laboratory administrator. Achievements include research in contamination control, aerospace material characterization, aerospace fluids. Named signficant contributions Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., Boston, 1989. Fellow American Institute Chemists; member American Chemical Society, Coblentz Society.

Background

  • Swope, Robert J. was born on July 20, 1936 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Son of Wendell B. and Sarah A. (Russell) Swope.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1958.

    Career

    • Chemist Pacific Resins, Newark, 1960-1963, Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center, Newark, 1963-1985, chief chemist, laboratory chief physical science, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in contamination control, aerospace material characterization, aerospace fluids.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Chemical Society, Coblentz Society.

    Connections

    • Married Mary M. Gerber, April 30, 1961. 1 child, Erin G.
    • father: Wendell B. Swope
    • mother: Sarah A. (Russell) Swope
    • spouse: Mary M. Gerber
    • child: Erin G. Swope
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    Born July 20, 1936
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