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educator , executive , consultant , physical chemist

William Dulaney Gwinn, American physical chemist, educator, executive, consultant. Achievements include special research on molecular structure, microwave spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, direct digital control, research and consulting in several energy-related fields. Guggenheim fellow, 1954; Sloan fellow, 1955-1959; recipient citation merit University Missouri, 1964.

Background

Gwinn, William Dulaney was born on September 28, 1916 in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. Son of Walter E. and Allyne (Dulaney) Gwinn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Missouri, 1937;Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1939;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, 1942.

Career

Teaching assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 1939-1942;member of faculty, University of California, Berkeley, 1942-1997;professor physical chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1955-1979;professor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, 1979-1997;research professor, Miller Research Institute, 1961-1962;president, Environmental Conversion Technology, Inc., El Cerrito, California, 1992-1997. Visiting professor of chemistry University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1969-1970. Consultant several energy-related fields.

Achievements

  • Achievements include special research on molecular structure, microwave spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, direct digital control, research and consulting in several energy-related fields.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor: Journal Chemical Physics, 1962-1964.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Chemical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon.

Connections

Married Margaret Boothby, July 11, 1953. Children– Robert B., Ellen, Kathleen.

father:
Walter E. Gwinn

mother:
Allyne (Dulaney) Gwinn

spouse:
Margaret Boothby

child:
Robert B. Gwinn

child:
Ellen Gwinn

child:
Kathleen Gwinn