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Elliott Waters Montroll

educator , scientist.

Elliott Waters Montroll, American educator, scientist. Recipient Lanchester prize Operations Research Society, 1959; Guggenheim fellow, 1958; Fulbright fellow, 1959. Member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Montroll, Elliott Waters was born on May 4, 1916 in Pittsburgh. Son of Adolph Baer and Esther (Israel) Montroll.


Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1937, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940. Sterling research fellow Yale University, 1940-1941. Research fellow Cornell Univercity, 1941-1942.

Instructor physics Princeton, 1942-1943. Head math, group Kellex Corporation, 1943-1946. Assistant, then associate professor of University Pitts, 1946-1948.

Head physics branch Office Naval Research, 1948-1950, physical science director, 1952-1954. Research professor of University Maryland., 1950-1959. General science director International Business Machines Corporation Corporation.


Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1960-1963. Vice president research Institute Defense Analysis, Washington, 1963-1966. Albert Einstein professor physics U. Rochester, 1966-1981.

Also director Institute Fundamental Studies. Professor Institute Physical Science and Technology, U. Maryland., 1981-1983. Chairman Commision on Sociotech.

Systems, National Research Council, Washington, 1980-1983. Lorentz professor of University Leiden, Netherlands, 1961, 68.


  • Editor: Journal Mathematics Physics, 1960-1970.


Member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


Married Shirley Abrams, March 7, 1943. Children: Wendy, Brenda, Nicholas, Heidi, Mark, John, Toby, Andrew, Kim, Charles.

Adolph Baer Montroll

Esther (Israel) Montroll

Shirley Abrams

Wendy Montroll

Brenda Montroll

Nicholas Montroll

Heidi Montroll

Mark Montroll

John Montroll

Toby Montroll

Andrew Montroll

Kim Montroll

Charles Montroll