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chemist , consultant , Technical writer

John Bernard Braunwarth, American chemist, technical writer, consultant. Achievements include 45 patents in liquid phase free radical reactions, petrochemicals, hydrocarbon oxidations, tertiary oil recovery, specialty chemical products and amphoteric emulsifiers, commercial processes for odorless naphthas and alkylates, colorless amine ethoxylates, fabric softeners and fatty acid glycerides.

Background

Braunwarth, John Bernard was born on July 14, 1929 in Prentice, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Isadore H. and Florence M. (Keenan) Braunwarth.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Milton College, 1951.

Career

Senior research chemist, Pure Oil Corporation-Unocal, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1952, 56-65;research manager, Varney Chemical, Janesville, Wisconsin, 1965-1968;research manager, Northern Petrochem., Janesville, 1968-1971;research manager, Ashland Chemical, Janesville, 1971-1972;vice president technical development, Armstrong Chemical, Janesville, 1972-1979;director research Capital City division, Stokley Van Camp, Janesville, 1979-1983;technical director Capital City division, Quaker Oats, Janesville, 1983-1985;operations manager, Capital City Products, Janesville, 1985-1988;self employed writer, technical consultant, Janesville, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Achievements include 45 patents in liquid phase free radical reactions, petrochemicals, hydrocarbon oxidations, tertiary oil recovery, specialty chemical products and amphoteric emulsifiers, commercial processes for odorless naphthas and alkylates, colorless amine ethoxylates, fabric softeners and fatty acid glycerides.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals including Journal Organic Chemistry, Journal American Oil Chemical Society, The Catholic Herald, Canada Journal Chemistry.

Membership

Volunteer fundraiser American Cancer Society, Janesville, 1990-1995. Board directors Milton (Wisconsin) College Alumni Board, 1960's. Sergeant United States Army, 1952-1954.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Oil Chemists, Serra International (local secretary 1982-1984, 92-93, local vice president 1993-1995), Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, Wisconsin State Horse Council.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: thoroughbred racing and breeding, sheep ranching, walking, gardening.

Connections

father:
Isadore H. Braunwarth

mother:
Florence M. (Keenan) Braunwarth