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Arthur Victor Tobolsky

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Arthur Victor Tobolsky, American educator. Recipient Gold Medal award Society Plastics Engineers, 1970. Fellow American Physical Society (Ford prize 1968); member Society Rheology (Bingham medal 1956), American Chemical Society (Witco award 1972), Sigma Xi.

Background

Tobolsky, Arthur Victor was born on May 16, 1919 in New York City. Son of William H. and Ruth (Lemanowitz) Tobolsky.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Albert Asher Green Memorial prize, John Dash Van Buren, Junior prize mathematics 1940), Columbia, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy. in Physics and Chemistry, Princeton, 1944.

Career

Faculty Princeton, 1944-1972, Eugene Higgins professor of chemistry, 1960-1965, Russel Wellman Moore professor of chemistry, 1965-1972. Science consultant chemical companies. Associate editor American Scientist, 1958-1972.

Research associate Textile Research Institute, 1960-1972. Consultant editor John Wiley and Sons., 1960-1972.

Works

  • Author: Physical Chemistry of High Polymeric in Polymer chemistry Systems, 1950. Organic Peroxides, 1954. Properties and Structures of Polymers, 1960.

    Polymeric Sulfur and Related Polymers, 1965. Polymer Science and Materials, 1971. Synthetic Polymers, 1973.

    Also numerous articles.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society (Ford prize 1968). Member Society Rheology (Bingham medal 1956), American Chemical Society (Witco award 1972), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Dorothy Epstein, January 18, 1943. Children: Margo Linda, William Harris, Steven Bennett.

father:
William H. Tobolsky

mother:
Ruth (Lemanowitz) Tobolsky

spouse:
Dorothy Epstein

children:
Margo Linda Tobolsky

William Harris Tobolsky

Steven Bennett Tobolsky