Student, Reed College, 1938-1941; Honorary Doctor of Science, Western States College, 1955.
Chemist and metallurgist, Montana Assay Office, 1941;
assistant spectroscopist, Charlton laboratories, Portland, 1941-1942;
research chemist, associate editor, Mineralogist Magazine, Portland, 1940-1951;
research chemist and head, De Ment laboratories, Portland, 1941-1991;
research assistant, School Dentistry, Oregon Health Sciences U., 1948-1950;
research consultant biophysics and pharmacology, School Dentistry, Oregon Health Sciences U., 1961-1966;
co-investigator, United States Public Health Service, 1953-1958;
president, Polyphoton Corporation, since 1955;
science editor, Prevue Magazine, 1958-1965. Research consultant Ultra-Violet Products, Inc., Los Angeles, 1942-1950. Cons. Secretary ofWar (Project Crossroads) (spent 2 months at Bikini atomic bomb tests),1946.
Member President' Conference Technology Distribution Research, 1957. Delegate 1st National Laser Safety Seminar, Orlando, Florida, 1966. Reviewer National Science Foundation, 1979-1980.
Formerally enunciated First Law of Flourescence (Lommel-DeMent Absorption Law), new tests for uranium and ores. Invented explotron new weapons, radiological directed energy, new methods for radioactive decontamination;several hundred discoveries and inventions described in over 300 papers in science journals. United States and foreign patents granted on new laser systems.
100 patents held or filed, assigned two dozen to Atomic Energy Commission.
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Member Professional Executives Hall of Fame, Sigma Xi, Chi Beta Phi.