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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.


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


 

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
Institute for Research, 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 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 in 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 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 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 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

Alberto Cambrosio
McGill University, Canada
Personalized Medicine in Action: Empirical Studies of an Emerging Domain

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 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
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 Roberts
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Redesigning the Chemical Sciences: Promises, Problems, and Potential for Scientific Movements

Jeris Stueland Yruma
Princeton University
How Experiments Are Remembered: The Discovery Narratives of Nuclear Fission

Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Katholieke Universiteit te 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 Daniel
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
The Theory-Praxis Relationship in Paracelsus’s Medical Treatments

Gerard 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 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 Eisler
University of Alberta, Canada
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Principe
Johns Hopkins University
Alchemical Interpretations of the Works in the Fisher and Eddleman Collections at CHF

Leo 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 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 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 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 K. 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 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 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 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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