Harold J. Read: Scientific Publications, Industry vs. Academia, and Peer Review - Part 3
Oct 27th, 2015 by ecs
In 1995, ECS and the Chemical Heritage Foundation worked to compile various oral histories of some of the biggest names in electrochemical and solid state science. The series documents personal perspectives of key figures in ECS and the scientific community as a whole.
One key figure is Harold J. Read. Renowned for his work in Metallurgy, Read converted his private working space into a military metal shop to assist in work on the Manhattan Project during World War II.
While Read is recognized for his work in electrochemistry among the scientific community, he also contributed a great deal to scientific publications. From his editorial work on the Journal of The Electrochemical Society to the then criticism for publishing ground-breaking research—Read has helped shape peer reviewed publications.