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Roy Gerald Neville

consultant , research scientist , chemical executive

Roy Gerald Neville, American research scientist, chemical executive, consultant. Fulbright scholar to the United States, 1951; United States Public Health Service fellowship, 1951-1952, Research Corporation fellow, 1952-1954; chartered chemist, London.


Neville, Roy Gerald was born on October 15, 1926 in Bournemouth, Dorsetshire, England. Came to the United States, 1951, naturalized, 1957. Son of Percy Herbert and Georgina Lallie (Jenkins) Neville.


Bachelor of Science with honors, University London, 1951. Master of Science, University Oregon, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1954.

FRIC, Royal Institute Chemistry, London, 1963. Doctor of Science (honorary), Royal Institute Chemistry, London, 1973.


Research chemist Monsanto Chemical company, Seattle, 1955-1957. Senior chemical engineer Boeing Company, 1957-1958. Senior research scientist Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Palo Alto, California, 1958-1961.

Senior staff scientist Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, 1961-1963. Principal scientist Rockwell International Corporation, Los Angeles, 1963-1967. Head department materials Sciences Laboratory, Boeing Science Research Laboratories Boeing Company, Seattle, 1967-1969.

Senior environmental engineering specialist Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, 1969-1973. President Engineering & Technology Consultant, Inc., Redwood City, California, from 1973.


  • Contributor numerous science articles on inorganic and organic synthesis, thermally stable polymers, pollution control processes to professional journals and books. Many United States and foreign patents in field. Associateship Southampton University, England, 1951.


Founder, director Research.G. Neville History Chemical Library. The Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia. Director Sequoia Hospital Foundation, Redwood City, California.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society Chemistry (London), American Institute Chemists. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, History Science Society, Society Study Early Chemistry, Royal Institution Great Britain, Research Society of America, Society Mining Engineers of American Institute of Mining, California Mining Association, Sigma Xi.


Married Jeanne Frances Russ, July 26, 1952. Children: Laura Jean, Janet Marilyn.