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consultant , Organic chemist

Manuel Ballester, Spanish organic chemist, consultant. Member American Chemical Society, Royal Chemical Society, Royal Academy Medicine (Barcelona), Royal Society Chemistry (Britain), Spanish Royal Society Physics and Chemistry (Albertus Magnus award 1964), Royal Academy of Sciences & Arts (vice president 1995, Agell award 1946), Association Harvard Chemists.

Background

Ballester, Manuel was born on June 27, 1919 in Barcelona, Spain. Son of Manuel Ballester and Isabel Boix.

Education

Licencido, University Barcelona, 1944. Doctor of Science, University Madrid, 1948. DRV (honorary), Spanish National Research Council, Spain, 1994.

Career

Assistant professor University Barcelona, 1946-1949, professor physical organic chemistry, 1953-1978. Research fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1949-1951. Research professor chemistry Center for Strategic and International Studies, Barcelona, 1949-1985, head physical organic section, 1952-1970, associate scientist, since 1994.

Visiting associate Ohio State University Aerospace Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 1961-1962. Director Institute Applied Organic Chemistry, Barcelona, 1971-1985. Projects director Office Aerospace Research and Development, Ohio, 1958-1978.

Consultant multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Patentee in field.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society, Royal Chemical Society, Royal Academy Medicine (Barcelona), Royal Society Chemistry (Britain), Spanish Royal Society Physics and Chemistry (Albertus Magnus award 1964), Royal Academy of Sciences & Arts (vice president 1995, Agell award 1946), Association Harvard Chemists.

Connections

Married Montserrat Rodés, September 20, 1949. Children: Manuel, Eugeni, Montserrat, Albert, Lluis, Ricard.

father:
Manuel Ballester

mother:
Isabel Boix

spouse:
Montserrat Rodés

child:
Manuel Ballester

child:
Eugeni Ballester

child:
Montserrat Ballester

child:
Albert Ballester

child:
Lluis Ballester

child:
Ricard Ballester