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Pierre Van Rysselberghe

educator

Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Belgian educator. Fellow American Institute Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences; member American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, International Committee Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (president 1949-1954), International Union Pure Applied Chemistry (chairman commission electrochemical 1961-1967), Association Engineers U. Brussels, Sigma Xi.

Background

Rysselberghe, Pierre Van was born on May 18, 1905 in Brussels, Belgium. Son of François and Jeanne (Alvin) Van Rysselberghe.

Education

Engineer, U. Brussels, 1927. Master of Arts, Stanford, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.

Career

Came to the United States, 1927. Naturalized, 1941. Instructor chemistry Stanford (California), 1929-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1941, lecturer, 1956-1969, consultant professor, since 1969. Assistant professor of chemistry U. Oregon, 1941-1942, associate professor, 1942-1945, professor, 1945-1956.

Visiting lecturer Belgian American Ednl. Foundation, Belgian universities, 1935-1936. Supervisor research project Office Naval Research, Atomic Energy Commission: Fulbright lecturer, Italy, 1950-1951.

Works

  • Author (with Th.De Donder) Affinity, 1936. Electrochemical Affinity, 1955. Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes, 1963.

    Also numerous articles.

Membership

Fellow American Institute Chemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Sciences. Member American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, International Committee Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (president 1949-1954), International Union Pure Applied Chemistry (chairman commission electrochemical 1961-1967), Association Engineers U. Brussels, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Lily Laura Chloupek, September 2, 1930. Children: Jane, Pierre, Jacqueline.

father:
François Rysselberghe

mother:
Jeanne (Alvin) Van Rysselberghe

spouse:
Lily Laura Chloupek

children:
Jane Rysselberghe

Pierre Rysselberghe

Jacqueline Rysselberghe