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Chemistry educator

Gerald Keith Vick, American Chemistry educator. Achievements include patent of cold cranking simulator. Fellow American Institute Chemists; member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Society Automobile Engineers.

Background

Vick, Gerald Keith was born on March 6, 1930 in Dixon, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur F. and Fannie Mae Vick.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, U. Rochester, 1956.

Career

Research chemist, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Linden, New Jersey, 1955-1958; group head, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Linden, New Jersey, 1958-1962; section head, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Linden, New Jersey, 1962-1966; director lubes and specialties laboratory, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Linden, New Jersey, 1967-1975; senior staff advisor, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Florahm Park, New Jersey, 1976-1986; senior staff advisor, Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1975-1976; adjunct instructor, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent of cold cranking simulator.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on coal liquefaction and coal gasification, various motor oils, synthesis of pleiadiene and acepleiadylene.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Society Automobile Engineers.

Connections

Married Patricia A. Kenney, June 11, 1950. Children: Roger K., Kathryn A., Christopher A.

father:
Arthur F.

mother:
Fannie Mae Vick

spouse:
Patricia A. Kenney

children:
Roger K. Vick

Kathryn A. Vick

Christopher A. Vick