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Chemical engineer

Alvin Barber Stiles, American chemical engineer. Achievements include 69 patents in field; co-development of Nylon. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Ohio State University, Outstanding Contribution award Philadelphia Catalysis Club, 1979. Fellow American Institute Chemists; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, New York Academy of Sciences.

Background

Stiles, Alvin Barber was born on July 16, 1909 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Paul Hocker and Lucille Luna (Barber) Stiles.

Education

Bachelor Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1931. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1933.

Career

Research fellow Dupont Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1931-1974. Research professor department chemical engineering University Delaware, Newark, since 1974.

Achievements

  • Achievements include 69 patents in field. Co-development of Nylon.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, New York Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married October 6, 1934. Children: David, Cynthia, Jennifer.

father:
Paul Hocker Stiles

mother:
Lucille Luna (Barber) Stiles

spouse:
October 6

children:
David Stiles

Cynthia Stiles

Jennifer Stiles