Donald L. Katz

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Dr. Donald L. Katz (August 1, 1907 near Jackson, Michigan – May 29, 1989 Ann Arbor, Michigan) was an American chemist and chemical engineer. [1] [2]

The 1983 National Medal of Science was presented to Katz by President Ronald Reagan "for solving many practical engineering problems by delving into a wide group of sciences and making their synergistic effects evident." [3] [4]

Katz was also noted for developing a hazard rating system for dangerous bulk cargoes. [5]

Katz was chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department and A. H. White University Professor at the University of Michigan.[1] [6][7]

He was also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.[7]

The New York Times called Katz an "oil expert";[1] the National Academy of Engineering called him a "world leader" in reservoir engineering.[2]

He was a father to Marvin L. Katz and Linda Katz.

Notable awards and honors[edit]

Katz received the following distinctions and honors:[6]

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c New York Times:Donald Katz, 81, Dies; Oil Engineering Expert; June 10, 1989
  2. ^ a b Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering, Volume 4 (1991;National Academy of Engineering (NAE);Donald LaVERNE Katz
  3. ^ New York Times:TELLER AND 10 OTHERS RECEIVE SCIENCE MEDAL FROM REAGAN;AP;May 29, 1983
  4. ^ The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details;DONALD L. KATZ; Emeritus Professor
  5. ^ New York Times:TRANSPORT NEWS: HAZARD RATINGS; Cargo-Defining System Will Be Drawn for Coast Guard;April 12, 1964
  6. ^ a b Center for Oral History. "Donald L. Katz". Science History Institute.
  7. ^ a b Bohning, James J. (22 August 1986). Donald L. Katz, Transcript of an Interview Conducted by James J. Bohning at Holland, Michigan on 22 August 1986 (PDF). Philadelphia, PA: The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry.