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Samuel Cornette Collins

mechanic engineer.

Samuel Cornette Collins, American mechanic engineer. Recipient Wetherill medal Franklin Institute, 1951, Kamerlingh Onnes Gold medal Netherlands Refrigeration Society, 1958, first Samuel C. Collins award Cryogenic Engineering Conference, 1965. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences (Rumford medal 1965), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Gold medal 1968); member National Academy Sciences.

Background

Collins, Samuel Cornette was born on September 28, 1898 in Democrat, Kentucky, United States. Son of John Wesley and Rachel Ellen (Caudill) Collins.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1920, Master of Science, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1927, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1957. Honorary Doctor of Laws, St. Andrews U., Scotland, 1967.

Career

Professor chemistry Carson-Newman College, 1925-1926, E.Tenn. State Teachers College, 1928-1930. Research associate Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1930-1935, assistant professor of chemistry, 1935-1942, associate professor, 1942-1946, associate professor mechanic engineering, 1946-1949, professor mechanic engineering, 1949-1964.

Vice president Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Cryogenic Technology, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-1971. Research chemist Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, since 1971.

Works

  • Contributor articles on cryogenic apparatus to professional jours.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences (Rumford medal 1965), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Gold medal 1968). Member National Academy Sciences.

Connections

Married Lena Arbragine Masterson, September 4, 1929.

father:
John Wesley Collins

mother:
Rachel Ellen (Caudill) Collins

spouse:
Lena Arbragine Masterson