Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Syracuse, New York, United States
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Schuerch graduated from Roxbury Latin School in 1936. Four years later he received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1947 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Schuerch served as a navigator in the Eighth Army Air Force in England from 1943 to 1944. Three years later he began his career as a research associate at McGill University. Then in 1949, Conrad became a professor at the College of Forestry at Syracuse University (nowadays State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry). Also in 1956, he was appointed a chairman of the Department of Forest Chemistry at the same college, where he worked until 1972.
In 1978, Schuerch became a distinguished professor at the College of Forestry at Syracuse University. Since 1984 he was a distinguished professor emeritus at that college. During his career, Conrad gave lectures throughout the world, including Japan, Egypt, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Czechoslovakia, Poland, USSR, Latvia, Canada and the United States.
Schuerch was a chairman of the Syracuse Section of the American Chemistry Society in 1972, the vice chairman and chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on Polymers from 1968 to 1969. Also he was a chairman of the Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division of the American Chemical Society in 1977. Conrad was a key member of the Technology Club of Syracuse for more than 40 years, serving as president in 1964-1965 and chairman of the Science Center Committee between 1966-1970.
On June 26, 1948 Conrad Schuerch married Margaret Childs Pratt. They have four children and ten grandchildren.