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Baekeland, Leo Hendrik

Anthony N. Stranges and Richard C. Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry. 3035 words.

Baekeland, Leo Hendrik (14 November 1863–23 February 1944), chemist and inventor, was born in St. Martens-Latem, near Ghent, Belgium, the son of Karel Baekeland, a cobbler, and Rosalia...

Doremus, Robert Ogden

Robert M. Hawthorne.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry. 1123 words.

Doremus, Robert Ogden (11 January 1824–22 March 1906), chemist, teacher, and inventor, was born in New York City, the son of Thomas Cornelius Doremus, a merchant who was one of the founders...

du Pont, Francis Irénée

Kenneth H. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Banking; Medicinal Chemistry. 1091 words.

du Pont, Francis Irénée (03 December 1873–16 March 1942), chemist, inventor, and stockbroker, was born at Hagley House outside of Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Francis Gurney du Pont,...

Dunstan, Albert Ernest (1878–1964), research chemist and petroleum technologist

John Hooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Petrology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Mineralogy and Gems; Medicinal Chemistry. 1786 words.

Dunstan, Albert Ernest (1878–1964), research chemist and petroleum technologist, was born on 25 January 1878 at 69 Washington Road, Sheffield, the only son of Arthur Dunstan (d. 1896), a...

Ellis, Carleton

Albert B. Costa.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry. 1119 words.

Ellis, Carleton (20 September 1876–13 January 1941), chemist and inventor, was born in Keene, New Hampshire, the son of Marcus Ellis, a merchant, and Catherine Goodnow. Ellis received a...

Forbes, David (1828–1876), geological chemist and mining engineer

W. H. Brock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry; Geology and the Lithosphere. 985 words.

Forbes, David (1828–1876), geological chemist and mining engineer, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man, on 6 September 1828, one of the eight surviving children and fifth son of Edward Forbes (null...

Harrison, Edward Frank (1869–1918), analytical chemist and army officer

Simon Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Medicinal Chemistry. 1351 words.

Harrison, Edward Frank (1869–1918), analytical chemist and army officer, was born at 264 Albany Road, Camberwell, London, on 18 July 1869, the third child of William Harrison (1822/3–1878),...

MacGregor, Sir Ian Kinloch (1912–1998), metallurgical engineer and industrialist

M. W. Kirby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Medicinal Chemistry; Engineering (General). 2110 words.

MacGregor, Sir Ian Kinloch (1912–1998), metallurgical engineer and industrialist, was born on 21 September 1912 at The Bungalow, Kinlochleven, Argyll, the third son of Daniel MacGregor, a...

Phillips, John Arthur (1822–1887), mining engineer and metallurgist

T. G. Bonney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry. 725 words.

Phillips, John Arthur (1822–1887), mining engineer and metallurgist, was born on 18 February 1822 at Polgooth, near St Austell, Cornwall, the son of John Phillips (1793–1851), mineral...

Piccard, Jean Félix

Roger D. Launius.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicinal Chemistry. 1398 words.

Piccard, Jean Félix (28 January 1884–28 January 1963), aeronautical engineer and chemist noted for his stratospheric balloon flights, was born in Basel, Switzerland. He and his twin...

Plunkett, Roy Joseph

George B. Kauffman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Engineering and Technology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1266 words.

Plunkett, Roy Joseph (26 June 1910–12 May 1994), chemist and research director, was born in New Carlisle, Ohio, the son of Joseph Henry Plunkett and Elizabeth May Garst, farmers. His...

Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer

R. B. Prosser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Art. 507 words.

Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer, the only son of John Ponton, farmer, and his wife, Isabell née Ponton, was born at Balgreen, near Edinburgh, on 23...

Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicinal Chemistry. 1707 words.

Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist, was born in Oxford and baptized there on 27 February 1753. He was the elder son of James Sadler (1718–1791), cook and...

Solly, Edward (1819–1886), chemist, agronomist, and antiquary

G. A. J. Cole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Agriculture and Farming; Medicinal Chemistry. 648 words.

Solly, Edward (1819–1886), chemist, agronomist, and antiquary, was born, probably in London, on 11 October 1819, the son of Edward Solly (c.1790–c.1847), a wealthy Baltic timber merchant of...

Warner, Sir Frederick Edward [Ned] (1910–2010), chemical engineer

Peter Varey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Technology of Industrial Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Medicinal Chemistry. 2162 words.

Warner, Sir Frederick Edward [Ned] (1910–2010), chemical engineer, was born on 31 March 1910 at 14 Prospect Terrace, Holloway, London, the eldest of three children of Frederick Warner, a...