Albert L. Myerson papers, 1942-circa 1989

3140

Collection Overview

Title:
Albert L. Myerson papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1942-1989
Creator:
Myerson, Albert L. (Albert Leon)
Abstract:
Dr. Albert L. Myerson (1919-2004) was a physical chemist who received his bachelor's degree from Penn State in 1941. He worked on the Manhattan Project (to develop the first atomic bomb) for the U.S. government, intercontinental ballistic missile research for General Electric, and air pollution research for Exxon.
Abstract:
This collection includes technical reports, articles, presentations, correspondence, notes, and photographs documenting Dr. Albert L. Myerson's career in physical chemistry research at The Pennsylvania State University.
Collection Number:
3140
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Albert L. Myerson (1919-2004) was born in New York City. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Pennsylvania State College in 1941, and was a recipient of the Evan Pugh Medal and a Carnegie Scholar. He received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1948. From 1941 to 1942 Myerson worked as a research assistant for the National Defense Research Commission at Columbia University. From 1942 to 1945 he worked as a research assistant for the Manhattan Project, also at Columbia, analyzing the gaseous diffusion separation of U-235 (uranium hexafluoride). From 1948 to 1956 Myerson was senior research chemist at the Franklin Institute Laboratories, where he studied the chemical mechanisms of thermally induced gaseous explosions. From 1956 to 1960 he was employed as manager of the Physical Chemistry Department at the Missile and Space Division of General Electric Company, investigating gas phase recombination rates of oxygen atoms. From 1960 to 1968, Myerson continued to explore physical chemistry and gas dynamics as principal physical chemist at Cornell University's Aeronautical Lab. He conducted air pollution studies at Exxon Research Engineering Company from 1969 to 1979 and marine pollution studies for the Mote Marine Lab from 1979 to 1985. In 1985 he went to work as an associate at Princeton Scientific Enterprises. Myerson was a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, and a member of the American Chemical Society, American Physics Society, and Combustion Institute. He authored 47 scholarly articles in the fields of combustion, atomic chemistry, and atomic surface collisions. Myerson died in 2004.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Albert L. Myerson Papers (3140), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Myerson, Albert L. (Albert Leon)

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