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Polymer science and engineering educator

Otto Vogl, American Polymer science and engineering educator. Recipient Fulbright award, 1976, Humboldt prize, 1977, Chemistry Pioneer award, 1985, Gold medal City of Vienna, Austria, 1986, Exner medal, 1987, Mark medal, 1989, Honor Ring, City of Traiskirchen, 1989; Japan Society Promotion of Science senior fellow, 1980.


Vogl, Otto was born on November 6, 1927 in Traiskirchen, Austria. Son of Franz and Leopoldine (Scholz) Vogl. came to the United States, 1953, naturalized, 1959.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1950. Doctor, University Vienna, 2001. Doctor (honorary), University Jena, Germany, 1983.

Doctor (honorary), Polytechnic Institute, Iasi, Romania, 1992. Doctor (honorary), Osaka University, Japan, 1996. Doctor (honorary), Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2001.

Doctor (honorary), University Leoben, Austria, 2005.


Instructor University Vienna, 1948-1955. Research associate University Michigan, 1953-1955, Princeton University, 1955-1956. Scientist E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1956-1970.

Professor polymer science and engineering University Massachusetts, 1970-1983, professor emeritus, since 1983. Herman F. Mark professor polymer science Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, 1983-1995, professor emeritus, since 1996. Guest professor Kyoto University, 1968, 80, Osaka University, 1968, 96, Royal Institute Stockholm, 1971, 87, 99, University Freiburg, Germany, 1973, University Berlin, 1977, Strasbourg University, 1976, Technology University Dresden, 1982, Wuhan University, China, 1984.

Monbusho professor Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, 1996. Guest professor Soviet Academy of Sciences, 1973, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1973, 75, Academy of Sciences Romania, 1974, 76. Chairman committee on macromolecular chemistry National Academy of Sciences.

Consultant in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Polyaldehydes, 1967, (with Furukawa) Polymerization of Heterocyclics, 1973, Ionic Polymerization, 1976, (with Simionescu) Radical Co and Graftpolymerization, 1978, (with Donaruma) Polymeric Drugs, 1978, (with Donaruma and Ottenbrite) Polymers in Biology and Medicine, 1980, (with Goldberg and Donaruma) Targeted Drugs, 1986, (with Immergut) Polymer Science in the Next Decade, 1997, (with Kitayama and Hatada) Macromolecular Design of Polymeric Materials, My Life with Polymer Science, 2004, The History of the Pacific Polymer Federation, 2005. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Division Polytechnic Chemical, American Chemical Society. Member American Chemical Society (chairman division polymer chemistry 1974, chairman Connecticut Valley section 1974, award applied polymer chemistry 1990, Herman F. Mark award 2000), American Institute Chemistry (chairman Pioneer Award 1985), Austrian Chemical Society (honorary), Japanese Society Polymer Science (honorary, award 1991), New York Academy of Sciences, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Pacific Polymer Federation (president, 1987-1990), Slovak Chemical Society (honorary), Croatian Chemical Society (honorary), Sigma Xi.


Married Jane Cunningham, June 10, 1955. Children: Eric, Yvonne.

Franz Vogl

Leopoldine (Scholz) Vogl

Jane Cunningham

Eric Vogl

Yvonne Vogl