Archive for May 2016

In the final installment of the series, Hackerman talks about becoming the president of ECS, the birth of the Gordon Conferences, and how the Society has contributed or reacted to significant scientific events in elcetrochemistry related fields.

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In the eleventh installment of this series, Hackerman discusses the origins of the peer-review process, the evolution of scholarly publications at ECS, and his memorable interactions with Charles Tobias.

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In the tenth installment of this series, Hackerman talks about the rise in the popularity of electrochemistry in the 1930s, this history of ECS and his involvement, and the shift in chemistry due to the Soviet's Sputnik.

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In the ninth installment of the series, Hackerman talks about his connections with Chinese researchers during the 1970s Cultural Revolution, his dedication to education, and strolling the grounds of UTA.

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In the eighth segment of the series, Hackerman talks about building the University of Texas at Austin's chemistry department from the ground up, classified work that took place on the campus, and the interesting technology that almost give transistors a run for their money.

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In the seventh segment of this series, Hackerman discusses some of his more interesting patents, how researchers contributed to the post-war industry, and Alan Bard's arrival at the University of Texas at Austin.

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In the sixth segment of this series, Hackernma talks about how he came into his position at the University of Texas at Austin, starting the university's Corrosion Research Laboratory that every same year, and publishing his first book.

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In the fifth segment of this series, Hackerman begins to discuss the elements that drew him toward the study of corrosion, his study of the deterioration of materials for the Manhattan Project, and support received from the Office of Naval Research that allowed him to continue his groundbreaking research.

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In the fourth segment of this series, Hackerman discusses sending upwards of 500 hand-written letters world-wide in search of a position at a university, the shift in science when WWII hit, and why he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

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In the third segment of this series, Hackerman discusses his experience at Johns Hopkins University, his career struggles caused by the Great depression, and how the chemistry of salad dressing influenced his research.

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