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Harold Knowlton Work

organization executive.

Harold Knowlton Work, American organization executive. Recipient Ilig medal Columbia, 1925; Robert W. Hunt prize American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1942.


Work, Harold Knowlton was born on May 21, 1901 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Norman Porter and Hattie Simons (Lincoln) Work.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1923, Chemical E., 1925. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1929.


Research fellow Mellon Institute, 1925-1929. Head research labs. div. Aluminum Company American, 1929-1934, chemical engineer jobbing div., 1934-1936.

Manager research development Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1936-1948, director research, 1948-1949. Director research div. College Engineering, New York University, 1949-1966, director Engineering Foundation, 1960, associate dean School Engineering, 1957-1966.

Secretary National Academy of Engineering, 1966-1976. Director R-N Corporation Trustee University Corporation Atmospheric Research. President Industrial Research Institute, 1944-1945.


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemists, New York Academy Science. Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Society Engineering Education (chairman engineering college research council 1954-1956), American Society Metals (president 1948-1949), American Society Testing Materials, American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, also Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Theta Tau, Epsilon Chi, Pi Tau Sigma (honorary), Chemists. Club: Cosmos.


Married Margaret Leal, December 28, 1925. Children: Mary Jane (Mistress.

Norman Porter Work

Hattie Simons (Lincoln) Work

Margaret Leal

Mary Jane (Mrs Work