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Former Fellows

The Beckman Center has hosted scholars from all parts of the world through its fellowships and programs. Below you will find a list of the diverse scholars who have held fellowships in the past, along with their research topics.


2018–2019  •   2017–2018  •   2016–2017  •   2015–2016  •   2014–2015  •   2013–2014  •   2012–2013  •   2011–2012  •   2010–2011  •   2009–2010  •   2008–2009  •   2007–2008  •   2006–2007  •   2005–2006  •   2004–2005  •   2003–2004  •   2002–2003  •   2001–2002  •   2000–2001  •   1999–2000  •   1998–1999  •   1997–1998  •   1996–1997  •   1995–1996  •   1994–1995  •   1993–1994  •   1992–1993  •   1991–1992  •   1990–1991  •   1988–1989


2018–2019

Elisabeth Berry Drago
Science History Institute
Public History Fellow

Bettina Bock von Wülfingen
Humboldt University of Berlin
“Color: The Semiotics of Color in Scientific Diagrams (the Periodic Table and the Metabolic Map)”

Rocio Gomez
University of Arkansas
“Victors and Vanadium: Scientific Discovery during Mexico’s War of Independence”

Kate Grauvogel
Indiana University
“A Gendered History of Pathology: Women, Hormones, and Blood Clots, 1784–1969”

Spring Greeney
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“What Clean Smells Like: An Environmental History of Doing the Wash, 1841–1992”

Kit Heintzman
Harvard University
“Administering the Animal: Veterinary Education and the Making of the French Domestic, 1761–1814”

Isabelle Held
Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum
“The Bombshell Assembly Line: Military-Industrial Materials Research and the Syntheticization of Women’s Bodies in the United States, 1939–1976”

Alexandre Hocquet and Frédéric Wieber
University of Lorraine
“Software Packages in Computational Chemistry”

Colleen Lanier Christensen
Harvard University
“Making Laboratory Practice ‘Good’: Negotiating Transnational Toxicological Standards for Chemical Testing (1971–2010)”

Michael J. Lansing
Augsburg University
“The Cradle of Carbohydrates: Minneapolis and the Making of the World’s Food”

Lucía Lewowicz
University of the Republic, Uruguay
“(Re)constructing and Disseminating Scientific Knowledge: Liebig’s Laboratory in Fray Bentos, Uruguay, and the Curious Case of the Industrial Fertilizer”

Amanda L. Mahoney
Science History Institute
Public History Fellow

Lucas Müller
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Toxic Relationships: Toxicity, Cancer, and Science in the Postcolonial World”

Sarah J. Reynolds
Indiana University
“Making Knowledge in the Laboratory: Intersections of Science, Philosophy, and Education in the Origins of American Laboratory Instruction”

Julia Stone
Princeton University
“Sweet Deception: A History of the Health Politics of Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners in the United States”

Anthony S. Travis
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“A Biography of the Chemist and Darwinian Raphael Meldola”

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2017–2018

Samuel Alberti
National Museum of Scotland
“The Material Culture of Contemporary Science”

Angela Cope
York University
“Plastics: Investigating the Childhood of Modernity’s Most Pejorative Material”

Matthew Crawford
Kent State University
“How Drugs Became Modern: The Transition from Botanical Medicaments to Chemical Drugs in Western Medicine”

Anastasia Day
Hagley Program, University of Delaware
“Productive Plots: Nature, Nation, and Industry in the Victory Gardens of the U.S. World War II Home Front”

Deanna Day
Science History Institute
Beckman Legacy Project

Roger Eardley-Pryor
Science History Institute
Beckman Legacy Project

Spring Greeney
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Line Dry: An Environmental History of Doing the Wash”

Kit Heintzman
Harvard University
“Administering the Animal: Veterinary Education and the Making of the French Domestic, 1761–1814”

Lijing Jiang
Yale University
“Of Goldfish and Scientists: Pets, Food, and Biology in Modern China”

Joel A. Klein
Columbia University
“Chymical Life in Early Modern Europe”

Joseph Klett
Science History Institute
Beckman Legacy Project

Elena Kunadt
University of Wuppertal
“The Controversy about Atrazine: Ignorance in Environmental Issues”

Anna Maerker
Kings College London
“The Materiality of Models: Paper in Three Dimensions”

Juan Felipe Moreno
Johns Hopkins University
“Surviving Coca Crop Fumigations in Southwestern Colombia”

Lucas Müller
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Toxic Relationships: Toxicity, Cancer, and Science in the Postcolonial World”

Simone M. Müller
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, University of Munich
“Chemicals on Tour: Explorations into a Material History of the Global Waste Economy”

Megan Piorko
Georgia State University
“Dr. Arthur Dee and the Reception and Vernacularization of Alchemy in the Mid-17th Century”

Paul Sampson
Rutgers University
“Portable Chemistry for a Profitable People: Improvement, Public Science, and Global Trade in 18th-Century Britain”

Nicholas Shapiro
Science History Institute
Matter, Materials and Culture Project

Roger Turner
Science History Institute
Beckman Legacy Project

Adelheid Voskuhl
University of Pennsylvania
“Engineering as Institution: Technical, Scientific, and Intellectual Elites in Germany and the United States, 1870 to 1935”

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2016–2017

Thomas Apel
Menlo College
“Translating Lavoisier: French Chemistry and the Making of American Science, 1790–1830”

Cari Casteel
Auburn University
“The Odor of Things: Deodorant, Gender, and Olfaction in the United States”

Brian Dick
Chemical Heritage Foundation

Sarah Ehlers
University of Leicester
“Pharmaceutical Crossings: Chemotherapeutic Research between Europe, Colonial Africa, and the United States”

Lynne Friedmann
Freelance Science Writer
“Ink Chemists of the Industrial Revolution”

Ute Frietsch
HAB Wolfenbüttel
“Hidden Helpers? An Investigation into Women’s Activities in Early Modern Alchemy/Chymistry”

Spring Greeney
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Line Dry: An Environmental History of Doing the Wash”

Marieke Hendriksen
Utrecht University
“Boerhaave’s Mineral Chemistry and Its Influence on Eighteenth-Century Pharmacy”

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley
Johns Hopkins University
“Nothing but Nets: History of Insecticide-Treated Nets, 1980s–Present”

Elisabeth Moreau
Université Libre de Bruxelles
“The Composition of Life and Health: Elements, Particles, and Atoms in Late Renaissance Physiology”

Ingemar Pettersson
Uppsala University
“Masters of Flavor: Sensory Analysis and High Industrial Food”

Ramya Rajagopalan
Chemical Heritage Foundation

Agnieszka Rec
Yale University
“Blood Is Thicker Than Aqua Regia: Alchemical Networks in Sixteenth-Century Central and Eastern Europe”

Jean-Olivier Richard
Johns Hopkins University
“Mixture Makers: The Role of Mankind in Père Castel’s Matter Theory”

Marlise Rijks
Ghent University
“By Human Hands: Counterfeiting Nature in Early Modern Europe”

Michael Rossi
University of Chicago
“Between Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Aesthetics: Color Chemistry, Measurement and Manufacture, 1830 to 1930”

Sharon Ruston
Lancaster University
“The Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy”

Oscar Torres
Colegio de Mexico
“Miners, Oilmen, and Chemists: Globalization and Technology in the Mexican Sulfur Industry (1920–1972)”

Mark Waddell
Michigan State University
“The Devil’s Cure: Magical Medicine and the Problem of Plausibility in the Seventeenth Century”

Frank Zelko
University of Vermont
“Precious Bodily Fluids: What the History of Fluoride Tells Us about Science, Public Health, and the Politics of Knowledge”

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2015–2016

Jenny Beckman
Uppsala University, Sweden
“Berzelius, Publication, and Priority in the First Half of the 19th Century”

Megan Black
George Washington University
“From Mass Spectrometry to Landsat: Extractive Industries and State Technologies of Geological Prospecting in the 20th Century”

Elena Conis
Emory University
“The DDT Myths”

Roksana Filipowska
University of Pennsylvania
“Polymorphous Plasticity: 1960s Artist Experiments in Plastic as Speculative Thought”

Faye Flam
Bloomberg
“Backstory, or How Did They Think of That?”

Francesco Gerali
University of Oklahoma
“Succinum Resolutum, Hertzerde, and Petroline: Shaping the Idea of Petroleum between 1600 and 1800”

Lisa Haushofer
Harvard University
“Edible Health: Physiological Chemistry, Public Health, and Consumer Medicinal Food Products, 1884–1939”

Eva Hemmungs Wirtén
Linkoping University, Sweden
“Big Bibliography: Science under the Weight of Information Overload”

Marcin Krasnodebski
University of Bordeaux, France
“Pine Resin Chemistry and Industry in the United States in the First Half of the 20th Century”

Raechel Lutz
Rutgers University
“Disaster, Debate, and Defense: New Jersey’s Role in the Rise of Environmentalism”

William Newman
Indiana University
“The Alchemy of Isaac Newton: A New Appraisal”

Axel Petit
University of Nantes, France
“Walter J. Hamer (1907–2004), Electrochemistry at the National Bureau of Standards”

Justin Rivest
Johns Hopkins University
“From Orviétan to Ipecacuanha: Patent Pharmaceuticals, Iatrochymistry, and the Absolutist State in France”

Michael Rossi
University of Chicago
“The Rules of Perception: American Color Science, 1831–1931”

Hanna Vikstrom
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
“From Light Bulbs to LEDs: Illuminating the Role of Rare Metals”

Andreas Weber
University of Twente, Netherlands
“Materials at Work: Governing Nature and Society in the Dutch Empire, 1780–1830”

Simon Werrett
University College London, United Kingdom
“Recycling in Early Modern Science: Material Culture, Experimental Philosophy, and Sustainability”

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2014–2015

Nadia Berenstein
University of Pennsylvania
“Flavor Added”

Nandini Bhattacharya
University of Dundee, United Kingdom

“The Making of an Industrial Nation: A History of the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries in India”

William Brock
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
“A Very Short Introduction to the History of Chemistry”

Ella Butler
University of Chicago

“Producing Taste: Science and the Senses in the U.S. Processed Food Industry”

Britt Dahlberg
University of Pennsylvania

“Envisioning Postindustrial Futures: Community Activism and Government Environmental Health Science”

Deanna Day
University of Pennsylvania

“Teaching through Toys: Girls Experiencing Science and Technology from Chemistry Sets to the American Girl Dolls”

Kristin DeGhetaldi
University of Delaware

“Analytical Methods Used to Explore the Evolution from Egg to Oil Paints in Quattrocento Italy”

Adrian Dingle
The Westminster Schools

“A History of the Chemical Elements—the Who, What, When, and Where”

E. A. Driggers
University of South Carolina

“Networks of Nature: Chemistry and the Revival of Humoral Theory”

Meredith Farmer
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Melville’s Ontology”

Stefano Gattei
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy

“Beyond Galileo: Medicine, Alchemy, and Natural Philosophy at the Lyncean Academy”

Apostolos Gerontas
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

“Large-Scale Chromatography in Industrial Processing”

Mathias Grote
Technische Universität Berlin

“From “Total Synthesis” to Synthetic Biology? Making Biomolecules with Reagents, Enzymes, and Machines, 1960s–1980s”

Jeffrey A. Johnson
Villanova University

“From Frankenstein to Artificial Life: Historical and Cultural Perspectives”

Tim Johnson
University of Georgia

“Growth Industry: Unearthing the Origins of Fertilizer-Fueled Agriculture in America, 1865–1950”

Stylianos Kampouridis
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

“Bytes as Test Tubes: The Emergence of Computational Quantum Chemistry”

Daniel Liu
University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Molecules in Biology before Molecular Biology, 1890–1950”

Bruce Moran
University of Nevada, Reno

“Leonhard Thurneisser and the Alchemy of Plants in the Early Modern Era”

Douglas O’Reagan
University of California, Berkeley

“Industrial Espionage, Tech Transfer, and Diplomacy in the 20th Century”

Jason Pine
SUNY Purchase

“Meth Labs, Alchemy, and the Matter of Life”

Feng-En Tu
Harvard Univeristy

“Manufacturing Reality: The Production of Modern Smells in Japan and Beyond, 1880–1945”

Michael Worboys
University of Manchester

“NSAIDs, Inflammation, and Translational Medicine”

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2013–2014

Elisabeth Berry Drago
University of Delaware

“Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Practice”

Donna Bilak
Bard Graduate Center

“The Allegorical Laboratory: Michael Maier’s Alchemical Emblem Book ” Atalanta fugiens“ (1617)”

Alex Csiszar
Harvard University

“The Rise of the Scientific Journal in Britain and France”

Michelle DiMeo
College of Physicians of Philadelphia

“Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh (1615–91): The Intellectual Life of Robert Boyle’s Older Sister”

Robert Fox
University of Oxford

“Savants and Patriots: Science and the National Interest in France, 1850–1940”

Rebecca Guenard
Temple University

““Lab Rats”: A Chemistry Television Variety Program”

Nicholas Harris
University of Pennsylvania

“Better Religion through Chemistry: Aydemir al-Jildakī and Alchemy under the Mamluks”

Georgiana Hedesan
Oxford University

“The Pursuit of Universal Medicine: Alchemical Prolongation of Life and Christianity in 17th-Century Paracelsian and Helmontian Thought”

Evan Hepler-Smith
Princeton University

“Nominally Rational: Systematic Nomenclature and the Structures of Organic Chemistry, 1889–1935”

Joel Klein
Indiana University

“Chymistry, Corpuscular Medicine, and Controversy: The Ideas and Influence of Daniel Sennert (1572–1637)”

Juan-Andres Leon
Harvard University

“Mathematical Models in Polymer Research, 1940s–1970s: An Industry-Driven Theoretical Science?”

Leah McEwen
Cornell University

“Researching the Future through the History of Chemical Information”

Jarmo Pulkkinen
University of Oulu

“A. I. Virtanen: A Finnish “System-Builder” behind AIV Butter Salt and AIV Method”

Viviane Quirke
Oxford University

“Chemistry and the History of Cancer Chemotherapy in the United States, 1940s–1990s”

Linda Richards
Oregon State University

“Unraveling Radiation History”

Gildo dos Santos
University of São Paulo

“Ida Noddack and the Universal Function of Matter”

Thibaut Serviant-Fine
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

“Drugs and Tools: Antimetabolites in the Early History of Cancer Chemotherapy (1940–1960)”

Nicholas Shapiro
Oxford University

“Chemical Freshness, Chemical Fetish: The Rise of the Synthetic “New Smell” in Mid-20th-Century America”

Robert Slate
George Mason University

“Regulating Nanomaterials: Drawing Lessons from TSCA and REACH”

Emily Stanback
CUNY Graduate Center

“Romantic Experimentation: Radical Science and the Politics of Disability”

Iain Watts
Princeton University

““Current” Investigations: Galvanism, the Birth of Electrochemistry, and the World of Scientific News, 1790–1820”

Peter Westin
Georgia Institute of Technology

“Synthetics of Speed: The Trajectory of Changes in Tire Compound Formulation across Motorsports and Automobiles in the Latter Half of the 20th Century”

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2012–2013

Ian Beamish
Johns Hopkins University

“Saving the South: Printing Agricultural Improvement in the American South, 1820–1865”

Andrew Butrica
Independent Scholar

“Jean-Baptiste Dumas: Promoter of Chemical Industry”

Deanna Day
University of Pennsylvania

“98.6: Fevers, Fertility, and the Patient Labor of American Medicine”

Jan Golinski
University of New Hampshire

Ari Gross
University of Toronto
“Structure and Spatiality: Chemical Diagrams and Models and the Birth of Stereochemistry”

Benjamin Gross
Chemical Heritage Foundation
“The Engineer’s Toolkit: Passive Components and the American Electronics Industry”

Lijing Jiang
Arizona State University
“Degeneration in Miniature: History of Cell Death and Aging Research in the 20th Century”

Laura Anne Kalba
Smith College
“Color in the Age of Impressionism: Technology, Commerce, and Art”

Joel Klein
Indiana University
“Chymistry, Corpuscular Medicine, and Controversy: The Ideas and Influence of Daniel Sennert (1572–1637)”

Victoria Lee
Princeton University
“Synthetic Fermentation and Applied Biology in Japan, 1910–1960”

Max Liboiron
New York University
“Transforming Pollution: Ocean Plastics and Body Burdens”

Catherine Price
Freelance Journalist
“Fortified: The Secret Science of Food”

Ann Robinson
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Creating a Symbol of Science: The Standard Periodic Table of the Elements”

Mat Savelli
McMaster University
“A Comparative History of Psychopharmaceutical Print Advertising”

David Singerman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“An Empire of Purity: Making the Modern Sugar Market, 1875–1925”

Ellan Spero
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Production and Place, Textile Science and Education in a Technological Landscape”

Adelheid Voskuhl
Harvard University
“Engineering as Institution: Technical and Technocratic Elites in Germany and the United States, 1870 to 1935”

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2011–2012

Augustin Cerveaux
Université Louis Pasteur, France
““From an Art to a Science”: Changes in Paint Chemistry and Technology in Progressive-Era America and the Great Depression”

Helen Curry
Yale University
“Accelerating Evolution, Engineering Life: Science, Agriculture, and Technologies of Genetic Modification, 1925–1955”

Sarah Everts
Chemical and Engineering News
“Sweat Science: The Science, Culture, History, and Commercialization of Perspiration, the Chemical Cocktail That Humanity Produces in Abundant Amounts”

Michelle Francl
Bryn Mawr College
“Sideline Science: Critical Commentaries in 19th-Century Journals and 21st-Century Blogs”

Nathaniel Freiburger
University of California, Davis
“Cultures of Engineering and the Engineering of Politics: The Making of Lithium as an Object of Techno-Scientific Knowledge and Politics in Bolivia”

Apostolos Gerontas
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
“Writing the History of High-Performance Liquid Chromatography”

Catherine Jackson
University College London
“Material World: Analysis, Synthesis, and the Making of Modern Chemistry”

Melanie Kiechle
Rugters University
““The Air We Breathe”: 19th-Century Americans and the Search for Fresh Air”

Rebecca Laroche
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
“Placing Robert Boyle’s Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours in Dialogue with the Recipe Arch”

Jongmin Lee
Virginia Tech
“Regulatory Engineering in the EPA: Chemical Monitoring, Catalytic Converters, and the Controlled Environment”

Brendan Matz
Yale University
“The Science of Nutrition in Germany and the United States, 1870–1920”

Christine Nawa
Universität Regensburg, Germany
“Robert Wilhelm Bunsen’s Research Style and His Teaching”

Emmanuel Raymundo
Tulane University
“National Skin: Contact, Conflict, and the Culion Leper Colony in the U.S.-Occupied Philippines, 1902–1941”

Pedro Ruiz-Castell
University of Valencia, Spain
“New Identities from the Invisible: The Early Days of Electron Microscopy”

Ulf Schmidt
University of Kent
“Secret Science: Human Experimentation in Biological and Chemical Warfare Research during the Cold War”

Elena Serrano
Autonomous University of Barcelona
“Women and Chemistry in Late-18th-Century Spain: The Chemico-Charitable Activities of the Junta de Damas”

Etienne Stockland
Columbia University
“Trust, Credit, and Expertise: The Alchemical Practitioners of Elizabethan London”

Changming Wang
Guangxi University of Nationalities
“The Lives and Studies of Outstanding Chinese Chemistry Students in the United States during the Republic of China (1911–1949): A Comprehensive Investigation on Chemical Dissemination and Cultural Exchange”

Doogab Yi
Princeton University
“The Making of the Recombinant University: The Emergence of Biotechnology at Stanford University, 1959–1980”

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2010–2011

José Bertomeu-Sánchez
University of Valencia, Spain
“Between Science and Crime: Mateu Orfila and 19th-Century Toxicology”

Matthew Crawford
Kent State University
“Chemistry in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic: An Underappreciated Imperial Science?”

James Rodger Fleming
Colby College
“Chemical Weather and Chemical Climate: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective”

Catherine Guise-Richardson
Mississippi State University
“Mind and Matter: The Development and Marketing of Thorazine and Stelazine at Smith, Kline & French”

William Goodwin
Rowan University
“Resolving a Controversy: The Non-Classical Ion Debate”

Melanie Kiechle
Rutgers University
““The Air We Breathe”: 19th-Century Americans and the Search for Fresh Air”

Vangelis Koutalis
University of Ioannina, Greece
“The Historical Significance of Chemistry as a Philosophical Inquiry”

Tayra Lanuza-Navarro
University of Valencia, Spain
“Alchemy, Astrology, and Books of Secrets: Ideas and Practices before the Spanish Inquisition”

Donna A. Messner
University of Pennsylvania
“The Origins of Medical Foods and Their Regulation”

Jordi Mora Casanova
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
“Alchemical Reminiscences of Modern Chemists in the 19th Century”

Christine Nawa
Universität Regensburg, Germany
“Robert Wilhelm Bunsen’s Research Style and His Teaching”

Cesare Pastorino
Indiana University
““Minerall Tryalls”: Metal Assaying and Experiment in Early Modern England”

Alexander Pechenkin
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
“The Social History of Quantum Chemistry in the USSR (1950–1991)”

Evan Ragland
Indiana University
“Experimenting with Chemical Bodies: Knowledge and Practice in the Interrelation of Anatomy, Chemistry, and Physiology, 1655–1855”

Linda M. Richards
Oregon State University
“Disrupting Hozho: A Comparative History of Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety in University Research and Uranium Mining”

John Stewart
University of Oklahoma
“Beyond Chemistry: Affinity as a Unifying Principle in Science at the Turn of the 19th Century”

Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“The Chemists’ Blues: The History of Prussian Blue and Modern Chemistry”

Bess Williamson
University of Delaware
“The Right to Design: Disability and Access in the United States, 1945–2000”

Nasser Zakariya
Harvard University
“The Matter of Life: The Role of Chemistry in the Scientific Epic”

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2009–2010

Nicholas Best
Indiana University
“Lavoisier as Historian of Chemistry and Philosopher of Science”

Charlotte Bigg
CNRS, Centre Alexandre Koyré, France
“Spectroscopic Enterprises in the Early 20th Century”

JoAnn Caplin
University of Pennsylvania
“Science+Art: Chemistry and Visualizations/Chemistry and Authentication of Art”

John Ceccatti
University of Pennsylvania
“The Development of Pure Yeast Culture in the Brewing Industry and Its Influence on Practices and Instruments of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology”

Benjamin Gross
Princeton University
“Crystallizing Innovation: LCD Research at RCA, 1956–1974”

Roger Horowitz
Hagley Museum and Library
“American Kosher: How Orthodox Jews, Food Companies, and Chemistry Created Modern Kosher Food”

Matteo Martelli
Universities of Bologna and Pisa, Italy
“Greek Alchemical Works of Pseudo-Democritus: The Book ” On the Making of Precious Stones

Joris Mercelis
Ghent University, Belgium
“Leo H. Baekeland (1863–1944): A Biography of an Entrepreneur”

Evan Ragland
Indiana University
“Chymistry and Medicine in Low Countries in the 17th Century: Laboratories and Experiments, Acids and Alkalis”

Lisa Rosner
Richard Stockton College
“Chemical Dissertations in the Digital World: 18th-Century Chemical Knowledge and the History Browser”

Annalisa Salonius
Cornell University
“Transformation in the Relationship between the Organization of Research and Postgraduate Training in the Biomedical Sciences since 1960: A Comparative Ethnographic and Historical Case Study (Canada-U.S.)”

Matthew Shindell
University of California, San Diego
“The New Prophet: Harold C. Urey, Scientist, Atheist, and Defender of Religion”

Alexis Smets
Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
“Chemistry, Iconography: Theory of Matter, Images, and the Concept of Chemical Images (1560s–1720s)”

Barbara Traister
Lehigh University
“Editing Ashmole MS 1494/1491: An Alphabetical Alchemical Manuscript (c. 1607–11) by Simon Forman”

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2008–2009

David Black
Mountainland Applied Technology College
“The Elements Unearthed: Our Discovery and Usage of the Chemical Elements”

Dóra Bobory
Independent Scholar
“An Experimental Noble Household: Decoding Count Battyanyi’s Letters on Medical-Alchemical Experiments”

Jeannette E. Brown
Independent Scholar
“Telling Our Story: History of African American Women Chemists Project”

Heather Ewing
Smithsonian Institution Archives
“The Circle of James Smithson: Mapping an International 18th-Century Community”

Anna Foy
University of Pennsylvania
“The Georgic and the Common Weal: Promises of West Indian Improvement from Samuel Martin’s ” An Essay upon Plantership “(1750) to James Grainger’s ” The Sugar-Cane“(1764)”

Catherine Guise-Richardson
Iowa State University
“Mother’s Little Helper, or, the Tax-Deductible Martini: A History of Valium Development, Use, and Control in the United States”

Hiro Hirai
Ghent University, Belgium
“Matter and Life in the Natural Philosophy of Daniel Sennert”

Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Sokendai, Japan
“U.S.-Japan Scholarly Relations in Chemistry in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

Jennifer Rampling
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
“The Alchemical Reception of George Ripley (ca. 1415–1490)”

David Schleifer
New York University
“Getting Better for You: Trans Fats, Risk, and Innovation”

Bruce Seely
Michigan Technological University
“Technology Transfer and Diffusion in Comparative Perspective”

Pierre Teissier
Oxford University
“Between Chemistry and Industry, Solid-State Materials in the United States (1945–2000)”

Aristotle Tympas
University of Athens, Greece
“On Nomography’s “Magic and Fun”: A Perspective from the History of Chemical Engineering Calculations”

Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
“Mme. Thiroux d’Arconville and the ‘Essai pour server a l’histoire de la putrefaction:’ Anonymity, Autonomy, and Authorship in Women’s Contributions to Chemistry in the 18th Century”

Sarah Vogel
Columbia University
“The Politics of Plastics: The Economic, Political, and Scientific History of Bisphenol  A”

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2007–2008

David Caudill
Villanova University
“Popular Images of Chemical Expertise, Past and Present: At the Intersection of Law and Chemistry”

Augustin Cerveaux
Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
“From Bulk Chemistry to Nanoparticles: Another Root for Nanotechnology?”

Gabriele Ferrario
Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Italy
“The Arabic and Hebrew Manuscripts of the Liber de aluminibus et salibus”

Slawomir Lotysz
University of Zielona Góra, Poland
“Kevlar, Before and Beyond: The Amazing Transnational Quest for the Bulletproof Vest”

Roy MacLeod
University of Sydney
“Chemical Explosives Industry during and after the Great War and Institutional Questions Arising in the Development of “Dual Use” Technologies”

Emily Pawley
University of Pennsylvania
““The Balance Sheet of Nature”: Valuing the New York Farm, 1825–1860”

Dominique Tobbell
University of Pennsylvania
“Pharmaceutical Networks: The Political Economy of Drug Development in the United States, 1945–1980”

Doogab Yi
Princeton University
“The Making of the Recombinant University: The Emergence of Biotechnology at Stanford University, 1959–1980”

Maria del Pilar Zazueta Aviles
Columbia University
“Vital Liquids: Milk, Soft Drinks, and the Politics of Dietary Changes in Mexico (1940–1986)”

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2006–2007

Victor D. Boantza
University of Toronto
“(Al)Chemistry in the Scientific Revolution: The Case of Samuel C. Duclos”

Jo Ann Caplin
Science Television Workshop; Temple University
“The Chemistry of Paint as Used in Art”

Thomas Faith
George Washington University
“Peacetime Applications of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service Research”

Richard Hamerla
University of Oklahoma
“History of Bioweapons Development and Deployment”

Cesare Pastorino
Indiana University
“The Mythological Symbolism of Proteus in the Renaissance and Baroque Alchemical Texts”

Jody A. Roberts
Chemical Heritage Foundation
“Redesigning the Chemical Sciences: Promises, Problems, and Potential for Scientific Movements”

Jeris Stueland Yurma
Princeton University
“How Experiments Are Remembered: The Discovery Narratives of Nuclear Fission”

Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
“A Mixt: Mechanical and Chymical Explanations at the Service of Physicians—The Case of J. Mongin”

Wendy Verhoff
Washington University, St. Louis
“The Intractable Atom: The Challenge of Radiation and Radioactive Waste in American Life, 1945 to Present”

Michael Weisberg
University of Pennsylvania
“The Nature of the Chemical Bond”

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2005–2006

Dane Thor Daniel
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
“The Theory-Praxis Relationship in Paracelsus’s Medical Treatments”

Gerard J. Fitzgerald
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
“The Role Played by Scientists and Physicians Who Experimented with the Application of Germicidal Chemicals in the Hopes of Producing Infection Free Hospital and Living Spaces”

Christopher Hamlin
University of Notre Dame
“A Comparative Study of Communities of 19th-Century Urban Chemists, Exploring Patterns of Professionalization, and the Balancing of Entrepreneurship, Research, and Public Service”

Eric Hintz
University of Pennsylvania
“The Dual “Careers” of Electro-Chemical Inventor Samuel Ruben and His Most Famous Invention, the Mercuric Oxide Dry Cell “Button” Battery”

Allison B. Kavey
Gonzaga University
“The Changing Constructions of Desire in Popular Natural Philosophical Texts Printed in England between 1580 and 1680”

Gwen Ottinger
University of California, Berkeley
“The Linkages Made by Petrochemical Companies between Local Community Relations and Public Relations”

Jody A. Roberts
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
“The Controversy over the Regulation of the Chemical Pesticide Atrazine”

Lisa Rosner
Richard Stockton College
“The Audience for Popular Chemistry Works and Lectures from the 1790s through the 1860s”

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2004–2005

Jeannette E. Brown
Independent Scholar
“The History of African American Women Chemists Project”

Michael Egan
Washington State University
“The History of Mercury Use in America”

Matthew N. Eisler
University of Alberta
“The Different Ways Researchers Have Attempted to Develop a Better Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) in the Latter Half of the 20th Century”

Jan Marontate
Acadia University, Canada
“Artists, Artists’ “Colormen” and the Chemical Industry: Networks of Technical Collaboration and Innovations in 20th-Century Artists’ Paints”

Cyrus C. M. Mody
Cornell University
“The History of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope and the Atomic Force Microscope, and the Ways These Instruments Were Used to Weave Together Disparate Disciplines”

Gary Patterson
Carnegie Mellon University
“Paradigms in Polymer Science”

Gabriella Petrick
University of Delaware
“The Role of Technology and Science in the Industrial Development of Food in 20th-Century America”

Kathleen Sands
DeVry University
“The Intersections of Science and Religion”

Mark Waddell
Johns Hopkins University
“17th-Century Works on Natural and Artificial Magic”

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2003–2004

Janet Abbate
Smithsonian Institution
“The Development of Information Science Specialties, Information Retrieval, and Human Computer Interaction within Academic Computer Science, 1960s–1990s”

Nathan Brooks
New Mexico State University
“A Biography of Dmitrii Mendeleev”

Hugh S. Gorman
Michigan Technological University
“The Evolution of the System to Measure, Monitor, and Manage Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides”

Pamela E. Mack
Clemson University
“A Biographical Study of Dr. Ruth Patrick, Pioneer Environmental Scientist”

Declan O'Reilly
University of London, United Kingdom
“The Relationship between Standard Oil of New Jersey and IG Farben of Germany, 1925–1945”

Donna Rilling
SUNY Stony Brook
“Early Industrial Pollution in the Greater Delaware Valley”

Lisa Rosner
Richard Stockton College
“Lesson Plans  on Chemical Science and the Chemical Industries, Based on Jane Marcet’s ” Conversations on Chemistry“(1824)”

Rebecca P. Schwartz
Princeton University
“Telling the Story of the Manhattan Project”

John Walker Mauer
Clemson University
“A Biographical Study of Dr. Ruth Patrick, Pioneer Environmental Scientist”

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2002–2003

Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Boston University
“The Color Revolution”

Mark Dorfman
University of North Carolina
“Enhancing  Public Education of the Concept of Biomimicry and Its Crucial Relationship to the Evolution and Advancement of a Sustainable Chemical Industry”

Margaret Garber
University of California, San Diego
“Labors of Light: Optics and Chymical Philosophy in Post-Rudolfine Prague (1611–1670)”

Prakash Kumar
Georgia Institute of Technology
“The Transition from Natural to Artificial Dyestuffs: Science, Business, and Politics of Natural Indigo Manufacturing in Colonial India, 1890–1930”

Keith A. Nier
Cooper Union
“Diverging Ions and Converging Fields”

Erik Rau
Drexel University
“Case Studies of Operational Research since 1953”

Julianne Tuttle
Independent Scholar
“The Letters of Humphry Davy: Annotation of the Fullmer Transcription”

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2001–2002

Arthur Daemmrich
Chemical Heritage Foundation
“Corporate Governance: Changing Relations among Science-Based Industry, States, and the Public”

Lloyd DeWitt
Philadelphia Museum of Art
“The Shift in How Chemistry Was Viewed by Outsiders during and after the 17th Century”

Gerard J. Fitzgerald
Carnegie Mellon University
“On Biological Weapons Technology Growing out of Evolving Public Health Technologies and Scientific Practices of the Interwar Period”

Harry G. Hecht
South Dakota State University
“A Series of Essays on a Variety of Chemical Topics That Are of General Interest ”

Prakash Kumar
Georgia Institute of Technology
“The Competitive Relationship between Natural and Synthetic Indigo at the Turn of the 20th Century”

Bruce Lewenstein
Cornell University
“Exploring the Role of Science Books in the Development of Science in the Post-WWII Era, Focusing on Chemistry”

Tara Nummedal
Stanford University
“The Lives and Labor of Men and Women Who Practiced Alchemy in Early Modern Central Europe”  

Lawrence M. Principe
Johns Hopkins University
“Alchemical Interpretations of the Works in the Fisher and Eddleman Collections at CHF”

Leo B. Slater
Chemical Heritage Foundation
“Quinine and the Chemical Control of Malaria, Drawing Historical Connections between Plants, Animals, and People”

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2000–2001

Gregory J. Brust
University of Southern Mississippi
“Historical Research on the Synthetic Rubber Industry in Order to Create a Multimedia, Educational Website about the History and Development of the Industry”

Christiane Buès-Chabas
Académie d’Aix-Marseille, France
“The History of the Concept of the Mole in Physics and Chemistry, and Its Reception in Research Circles and Laboratories”

Colin “Brad” Burke
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
“The History of Computer-Based Scientific Information Systems and Related Government Policies from the Early 1950s to the 1990s”

Arthur Daemmrich
Harvard University
“Pharmaceutical Regulation:  The Science and Politics of Health in the United States and Germany”

Jeremiah James
Harvard University
“Linus Pauling and Intellectual Genesis of ” The Nature of the Chemical Bond

Jeffrey I. Seeman
Independent Scholar
“A Biography of Arnold O. Beckman”

Christian W. Simon
University of Basel, Switzerland
“History of Industrial Insecticide Research and Development ca. 1900–1960”

Kathryn Steen
Drexel University
“Wartime Catalyst and Postwar Reaction: The Making of the U.S. Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry, 1910–1930”

Audra J. Wolfe
University of Pennsylvania
“Germs in Space: Joshua Lederberg, Exobiology, and the Public Imagination, 1958–1964”

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1999–2000

John Ceccatti
University of Chicago
“Connections between the Brewing Industry of 19th-Century Germany and the Dye Industry of the Same Time Period”

Gerard J. Fitzgerald
Carnegie Mellon University
“Relationship between Scale-Up Technologies Developed for Penicillin Manufacture and Aerosol Technology as It Pertained to Biological Weaponry, 1920–1960”

Stephen Z. Goldberg
Adelphi College
“Developing a Curriculum and Coursework on Chemistry in Art and Archaeology”

Gwen Kay
SUNY Oswego
“The Career Paths of Women Cosmetic Chemists”

Seymour H. Mauskopf
Duke University
“The Experimental Study of Munitions: Scientific and Military Traditions”

W. Boyd Rayward
University of New South Wales, Australia
“Oral Histories with Prominent Information Scientists”

David B. Sicilia
University of Maryland
“The Political History of the U.S. Chemical Industry since World War II”

John Kenly Smith, Jr.
Lehigh University
“The Evolution of Chemical Technology in the 20th Century”

Johnnie-Marie Whitfield
Millsaps College
“Polymers”

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1998–1999

Basil Achilladelis
Independent Scholar
“Pharmaceutical Innovation: Revolutionizing Human Health”

Stephen B. Adams
Lucent Technologies
“The Progression of the Chemical Industry during the 20th Century”

Richard Hamerla
Case Western Reserve University
“Science on the American ‘Frontier’: The Chemistry of Edward Williams Morley, 1869–1906”

Nancy Hopkins
Rutgers University
“The Contributions of African-Americans to Industrial Chemical Research, Focusing on the Period between 1940 and 1980”

Carla Keirns
University of Pennsylvania
“The History of Asthma, Including Its Causes and Its Cures”

Carsten Reinhardt
University of Regensburg, Germany
“History of Instrumentation in Post-1945 Chemistry”

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1997–1998

John Dettloff
Princeton University
“Chemistry and Culture in France, 1770–1800”

Pamela H. Smith
Pomona College
“Art, Commerce, and Science: The Representation of Material Things in Early Modern Europe”

Sally Smith-Hughes
University of California, Berkeley
“The History of Biotechnology and the Cohen-Boyer Patents”

Geert Somsen
Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
“The Relationship between Colloid Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry in Both Germany and America”

Ronald T. Tempest
Germantown Academy
“Fuel Cells—Past, Present, Future”

Robert V. Williams
University of South Carolina
“Conduct Oral Histories with Several Pioneers in the Development of Scientific Information with Emphasis on the Chemical Sciences”

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1996–1997

Pnina Abir-Am
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
“History of Protein Structures in the United States and United Kingdom”

Ute Deichmann
Universität zu Köln, Germany
“The Fate of Jewish Chemists in Nazi Germany and the Effect of Their Expulsion on Chemistry and Biochemistry”

Jonathan Simon
University of Pittsburgh
“The Alchemy of Identity: Chemistry and Pharmacy, 1787–1803”

Leo B. Slater
Princeton University
“Locating the Accomplishments of Chemical Science and Industry within American History”

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1995–1996

Roy MacLeod
University of Sydney, Australia
“A History of Chemical Engineering in Allied and German Ammunitions Factories during World War I”

Leo B. Slater
Princeton University
“Quinine, Its Use and Synthesis”

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1994–1995

Mi Gyung Kim
Seoul National University, South Korea
“The Concept of Chemical Affinity and Wilhelm Ostwald’s Energetics”

Pap Ndiaye
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
“American Engineers and the Mutations of the American Political Economy, 1920–1960”

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1993–1994

James Altena
University of Chicago
“Science, Philosophy, and Social Reform in Imperial Germany”

Owen Hannaway
Johns Hopkins University
“Georgius Agricola: History of Chemical Laboratories”

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1992–1993

Yasu Furukawa
Tokyo Denki University, Japan
“History of Polymer Chemistry”

Kathryn Steen
University of Delaware
“Development of the Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry in the United States, 1910–1933”

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1991–1992

Peter Morris
Open University, United Kingdom
“A Comparative Study of Polymer Innovations in Several Major Corporations and the Technological History of IG Farbenindustrie”             

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1990–1991

William Brock
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
“‘At the Sign of the Hexagon,’ an Illustrated History of Chemistry and Chemical Technology since 1800”

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1988–1989

Seymour H. Mauskopf
Duke University
“The Experimental Study of Munitions: Scientific and Military Traditions”

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