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chemist , catalyst technologist

Jack M. Larkin, American chemist, catalyst technologist. Achievements include rearrangements of alkyl nitrates novel synthetic lubricants, lubricant dispersants, fuel detergents, catalysts, and catalytic processes for amination and hydrogenation, novel syn-gas processes.

Background

Larkin, Jack M. was born on August 11, 1937 in York, Nebraska, United States. Son of John P. and Helen T. (Barry) Larkin.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Nebraska, 1959. Master of Science in Organic Chemistry, University Colorado, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, University Colorado, 1965.

Career

Chemist United States Geological Survey, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1958-1960. Graduate, research assistant in chemistry University Colorado, Boulder, 1960-1965. Chemist, senior chemist, senior research chemist Texaco Inc., Beacon, New York, 1965-1976.

Senior project chemist, supervisor Jefferson Chemical Company/Texaco Chemical Company, Austin, Texas, 1976-1994. Manager research, research fellow Huntsman Corporation, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include rearrangements of alkyl nitrates novel synthetic lubricants, lubricant dispersants, fuel detergents, catalysts, and catalytic processes for amination and hydrogenation, novel syn-gas processes.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

Membership

Member Adopt-A-School Program, Austin, since 1992, Parent-Teachers Association, president, 1977-1987. Member American Chemical Society (secretary, counselor, president Mid-Hudson section 1970-1976. Reporter Central Texas section 1978-1979, Hero of Chemistry award 1998), Toastmasters International.

Connections

Married Sheila Kem, March 4, 1965. Children: Ellen, Paul, Michael.

father:
John P. Larkin

mother:
Helen T. (Barry) Larkin

spouse:
Sheila Kem

child:
Paul Larkin

child:
Ellen Larkin

child:
Michael Larkin