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educator , nuclear chemistry consultant

Jan Helge Arnold Rydberg, Swedish nuclear chemistry consultant, retired educator. Achiements include 10 patents on nuclear equipment and chemical processes, including the invention of AKUFUE solvent extraction equipment. American Swedish Foundation fellow, 1950-1951. Member Royal Academy Arts and Letters Gothenbergiensis, Royal Engineering Science Academy Stockholm.

Background

Rydberg, Jan Helge Arnold was born on January 25, 1923 in Malmö, Sweden. Son of Helge S.A. and Gurli M. (Nordstrandh) Rydberg.

Education

Master of Science, University Stockholm, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Stockholm, 1955. Docent in physical chemistry, University Stockholm, 1956.

Career

Head Department Nuclear Chemistry Research Institute National Defense, Stockholm, 1947-1963, research director, 1958-1963. Professor nuclear chemistry Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1962-1988, dean chemistry Sweden, 1980-1982. Director MEAB Metallextr.

AB, Sweden, 1970-1981. Scientific advisor National Institute Radiation Protection, 1977-1989. Director Radiochemistry Consultant Group AB, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1982-1900.

Chairman Swedish Chemical Society, Stockholm, 1956-1957. Member board National Science Foundation, 1960-1977. Visiting professor Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, 1957-1959, University Tallahassee, Florida, 1969-1970, 75-76, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States, 1981-1986, Institute Curie, Paris, 1987.

Achievements

  • Achiements include 10 patents on nuclear equipment and chemical processes, including the invention of AKUFUE solvent extraction equipment.

Membership

Member Royal Academy Arts and Letters Gothenbergiensis, Royal Engineering Science Academy Stockholm.

Connections

Married Britta Elisabeth Winroth, October 25, 1923. Children: Christina, Ingrid, Gunilla.

father:
Helge S.A. Rydberg

mother:
Gurli M. (Nordstrandh) Rydberg

spouse:
Britta Elisabeth Winroth

children:
Christina Rydberg

Ingrid Rydberg

Gunilla Rydberg