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physics professor , researcher

Pedro Buarque de Macedo, Danish, American physics professor, researcher. Achievements include patents for fiber optics and strong Glass; patents for immobolization vitrification nuclear waste, ion exchange, glass foam, vitrification of radioactive and hazardous waste. Recipient inventor of Year, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, 2008.

Background

Macedo, Pedro Buarque de was born on July 16, 1938 in Copenhagen. Son of Carlos Buarque and Maria Henriqueta Buarque de Macedo.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, George Washington University, Washington, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Catholic University America, Washington, 1963.

Career

GS12 postdoctoral researcher National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1963—1966, GS13 postdoctoral researcher, 1967—1972. Associate professor, engineering Catholic University America, 1967—1970, professor, chemical engineering, 1971—1980, professor, engineering, 1971—1980, professor, physics, since 1981, co director, vitreous state laboratory, 1972—2007, director emeritus, vitreous state laboratory, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for fiber optics and strong Glass. Patents for immobolization vitrification nuclear waste, ion exchange, glass foam, vitrification of radioactive and hazardous waste.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers to professional journals, chapters to books.

Connections

Married Arlene Sheila Kromal, June 0, 1959. Children: Pedro Steven, Michael Carlos, Charles Robert.

father:
Carlos Buarque

mother:
Maria Henriqueta Buarque

spouse:
Arlene Sheila Kromal

children:
Pedro Steven Macedo

Michael Carlos Macedo

Charles Robert Macedo