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REPORT FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTS

MERCK FELLOWS 1949-1957

Merck Fellows—

H o w Are They Progressing? Probably few educators and scien­ tists would disagree with the thesis t h a t men of unusual aptitudes nearly al­ ways give evidence of their potential long before the fruits of t h a t potential are realized. Nevertheless, it is always reassuring to obtain concrete evidence to support this truism. The annual Merck Graduate Fellowships in Analyt­ ical Chemistry, sponsored b y Merck and Company, were administered by ACS's Division of Analytical Chemistry through a special Merck Graduate Fel­ lowship Committee. The first of these was awarded in 1949, and since then eight additional awards were made before the Fellow­

ship was discontinued in 1958. The scholarship provided a nostrings-attached grant of $2500 for one year of graduate work to be performed by a student of the committee's choice. Terms stipulated in p a r t as follows: " T h e ACS Awards Committee will award the fellowship to t h a t nominee whom it judges likely to contribute most to the advancement of the theory and practice of the science of analytical chemistry, not merely during the tenure of the fellowship but in his future career." Obviously, wording of this kind is not calculated to make the com­ mittee members forget their choice as

soon as his tenure ends. Certainly re­ ceiving the award is a great honor from the recipient's point of view. But in making its choice the committee is stressing a man's future potential—and surely it must be a source of no little satisfaction when the men it selects justify its expectations. On the basis of subsequent accom­ plishments of the nine Merck Fellow­ ship recipients, members of the selec­ tion committee and the sponsor, Merck & Co., have reason to be proud. Here, then, is a resume of the ac­ complishments of the Merck Fellows subsequent to their receiving the awards.

Paul S. F a r r i n g t o n . I 9 4 9 - 5 0 . Received his Ph.D. from C a l i f o r n i a Institute of Tech­ nology, where he studied under Ε. Η . Swift; currently Associate Professor of Chemistry at U C L A , on leave to do research on electrode processes at Max Planck Institut fur Meta IIforschung, Stuttgart, Germany; has published 16 papers, five resulting f r o m thesis, since re­ ceiving fellowship; has presented four papers before A C S national meetings, and one be­ f o r e the National A c a d e m y of Sciences; served as f a c u l t y sponsor of U C L A student affiliate of A C S , chairman of H i g h School

Contest Committee of A C S Southern C a l i ­ fornia Section, councilor f o r local section and member of A C S special award committee; chairman of the C o m m i t t e e on Undergradu­ ate Scholarships and Prizes at U C L A ; Asso­ ciate Director of National Science Founda­ t i o n Summer Institute for H i g h School Sci­ ence Teachers; 1957-58; p a r t i c i p a n t in first Southern C a l i f o r n i a Industry-Education C o n ­ ference, 1957; recipient of John Simon G u g ­ genheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1958-59 {to do current work at Max Planck Institut); two of his students have completed

Ph.D. work, and four additional students are currently doing graduate research in a n a l y t i ­ cal chemistry.

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John T . B y r n e , 1950-51. Received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied under L. B. Rogers; currently laboratory supervisor in A n a l y t i c a l Methods Development G r o u p at Dow Chemical Co., has published nine papers, four resulting f r o m thesis, since receiving fellowship; received Young Author's Prize of the Electrochemical Society in 1952 for series of articles in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

REPORT FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTS C h a r l e s N . R e i l l e y , 1 9 5 1 - 5 2 . R e c e i v e d his Ph.D. f r o m P r i n c e t o n U n i v e r s i t y , where he s t u d i e d u n d e r Ν . Η . F u r m a n ; c u r r e n t l y Asso­ c i a t e Professor o f C h e m i s t r y a t t h e U n i v e r ­ s i t y o f N o r t h C a r o l i n a ; has p u b l i s h e d 41 p a ­ pers, t e n r e s u l t i n g f r o m thesis, since r e c e i v i n g f e l l o w s h i p ; also a u t h o r e d o n e t e x t b o o k ; was an i n v i t e d speaker o r l e c t u r e r a t LSU S y m ­ posium o n M o d e r n M e t h o d s o f A n a l y t i c a l C h e m i s t r y , t h e G o r d o n Research C o n f e r e n c e , six universities a n d c o l l e g e s , f i v e s e c t i o n a l and regional meetings, International C o n ­ gress o f Pure a n d A p p l i e d C h e m i s t r y i n Por­ tugal while a delegate of the National A c a d ­ e m y o f Sciences, f i v e m e e t i n g s a n d c o n f e r - ~

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ences o t h e r t h a n A C S , a n d t w o i n d u s t r i a l f i r m s ; p r e s e n t e d t w o papers a t A C S n a t i o n a l m e e t i n g s ; p r e s i d e d a t sessions o f t h e D i v i s i o n of A n a l y t i c a l C h e m i s t r y a t t h e 1957 S p r i n g n a t i o n a l m e e t i n g ; was e d i t o r o f Southern Chemisf, 1954; e d i t o r o f series o f volumes entitled "Advances in Analytical Chemistry a n d I n s t r u m e n t a t i o i " ; serves o n a d v i s o r y b o a r d o f t h e j o u r n i l Talanfa; awarded Re­ search C o r p o r a t i o n g r a n t o f $ 7 5 0 0 f o r u n r e ­ s t r i c t e d use i n r e s e a r c h ; c u r r e n t S e c r e t a r y Treasurer o f A C S D i v i s i o n o f A n a l y t i c a l C h e m i s t r y ; f i v e o f his students a r e c u r r e n t l y d o i n g g r a d u a t e research.

Millipore e R ι Ε F ι s o A Method for Determining Aero-Allergen Concentrations With The Molecular Filter Membrane. An apparatus, consisting of 6 sampling heads containing MF filter discs, h described for obtain­ ing accurately the diurnal variation of airborne pollens. A clock operateo' switch automatically connects each head in turn to a vacuum manifold for a 30-minute period eai:h 4 hours thus obtain­ ing a 24-hour sampling profile. The MF discs are then rendered transparent and stained for mi­ croscopic examination of the collected pollen. Crystf S.; Gurney, C. W.; and Hansen, W . Journal o f taboroi ory one Clinical Medicine Vol. 46, No. 3, Sept., Ί955.

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D o n a l d L. P e t i t j e a n , 1 9 5 2 - 5 3 . Received his Ph.D. f r o m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f W i s c o n s i n , where he s t u d i e d u n d e r W . J . B l a e d e l ; cur­ r e n t l y a Research C h e m i s t a t A l c o a Research L a b o r a t o r i e s i n c h a r g e o f section i n v o l v e d i n mass s p e c t r o m e t r y , gas c h r o m a t o g r a p h y , h i g h v a c u u m , a n d miscellaneous physical c h e m i c a l t e c h n i q u e s ; has p u b l i s h e d t h r e e papers and a c h a p t e r i n t h e l a t e s t e d i t i o n o f Berl's " P h y s i ­ c a l M e t h o d s i n C h e m i c a l A n a l y s i s , " since r e ­ c e i v i n g t h e f e l l o w s h i p ; has presented t w o p a ­ pers b e f o r e t h e P i t t s b u r g h C o n f e r e n c e o n A n a l y t i c a l C h e m i s t r y a n d A p p l i e d Spectros­ c o p y ; has served o n t h e R a d i o a n d T e l e v i ­ sion C o m m i t t e e o f t h e A C S P i t t s b u r g h Sec­ t i o n ; has p a r t i c i p a t e d i n e d u c a t i o n a l ana p u b l i c r e l a t i o n s a c t i v i t i e s o f several l o c a l s c i e n t i f i c societies a n d i n d u s t r i e s ; p a r t i c i ­ p a t e d i n annual Science Teachers Exchange D a y p r o g r a m i n t h e P i t t s b u r g h a r e a ; guest l e c t u r e r i n e n g i n e e r i n g physics course f o r ex­ c e p t i o n a l h i g h school students o f A l l e g h e n y County.

D o n a l d H . W i l k i n s , 1953-54. Received his Ph.D. f r o m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f I l l i n o i s , w h e r e he s t u d i e d under G . Frederick S m i t h ; cur­ r e n t l y a n a n a l y t i c a l c h e m i s t a t G e n e r a l Elec­ t r i c C o . Research L a b o r a t o r y , i n c h a r g e o f analytical laboratory of the Metallurgy D e p t . ; has p u b l i s h e d 2 9 papers, f i v e result­ i n g f r o m t h e thesis since r e c e i v i n g t h e f e l l o w ­ s h i p ; these i n c l u d e C h a p t e r 2 0 o f A C S M o n ­ ograph N o . 131, "The Chemistry o f t h e C o ­ o r d i n a t i o n C o m p o u n d s " ; has presented i n ­ v i t e d papers a n d lectures a t Iowa S t a t e U n i ­ v e r s i t y , t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f I l l i n o i s , Purdue U n i ­ v e r s i t y , a n d t h e A C S W e s t e r n N e w Y o r k Sec­ t i o n ; i n v i t e d t o l e c t u r e a t t h e G o r d o n Re­ search C o n f e r e n c e , 1959; his g r o u p is cur­ rently active in the preparation of ultrahigh purity inorganic materials.

A r n o l d M . H a r t l e y , 1954-55. Received his Ph.D. f r o m H a r v a r d U n i v e r s i t y , where he s t u d i e d u n d e r J . J . L i n g a n e ; c u r r e n t l y Assist­ a n t Professor o f C h e m i s t r y a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f I l l i n o i s ; has p u b l i s h e d t w o p a p e r s , b o t h r e ­ s u l t i n g f r o m his thesis, since r e c e i v i n g t h e f e l l o w s h i p ; one o f his students is c u r r e n t l y d o i n g g r a d u a t e research, a n d a senior s t u ­ d e n t is d o i n g thesis work u n d e r his d i r e c t i o n .

W i l l i a m S. Ferguson, 1955-56. Received his Ph.D. f r o m t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f I l l i n o i s , w h e r e he s t u d i e d u n d e r H . A . L a i t i n e n ; c u r r e n t l y a research chemist a t O h i o O i l C o . ' s Denver Research C e n t e r C h e m i s t r y S e c t i o n ; has p u b ­ lished f o u r papers, one r e s u l t i n g f r o m his thesis, since r e c e i v i n g t h e f e l l o w s h i p ; cur­ r e n t l y s t u d y i n g t h e a n a l y t i c a l phases o f p e ­ troleum geochemical problems. F r e d C . A n s o n , 1956—57. Received his Ph.D. f r o m H a r v a r d U n i v e r s i t y , w h e r e he s t u d i e d u n d e r J . J . L i n g a n e ; c u r r e n t l y Assist­ a n t Professor o f A n a l y t i c a l C h e m i s t r y a t C a l i f o r n i a I n s t i t u t e o f T e c h n o l o g y ; has p u b ­ lished f o u r papers r e s u l t i n g f r o m his thesis since r e c e i v i n g t h e f e l l o w s h i p ; t h r e e a d d i ­ t i o n a l p u b l i c a t i o n s are i n press; has f o u r stu­ dents d o i n g g r a d u a t e research; c u r r e n t l y d o ­ i n g research i n e l e c t r o a n a l y t i c a l c h e m i s t r y , mechanisms o f e l e c t r o d e processes, a n d t h e kinetics o f r e a c t i o n s o f t h i o a c e t a m i d e a p ­ p l i e d t o mental sulfide precipitations.

B a r r y M i l l e r , 1957—58. Expects t o receive his Ph.D. f r o m Massachusetts I n s t i t u t e o f T e c h n o l o g y i n 1959; s t u d y i n g u n d e r D. N . H u m e ; currently an Instructor a t M I T ; r e ­ search f o r his d o c t o r a t e is i n t h e f i e l d o f m i l l i c o u l o m e t r y a n d its a p p l i c a t i o n s t o p o l a r o g r a p h i c studies.