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In this interview Dr. Frank Mayo first discusses his educational career as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago. He then traces his professional career as a research chemist with Du Pont, an instructor at the University of Chicago where his primary role was the supervision of Morris Kharasch's research group, a group leader at U.S. Rubber during and after World War II, a research associate at General Electric, and finally, a fellow at SRI International. He discusses his closest associates, explains his scientific work, and comments on the rise of free radical chemistry and the value of applying basic research to practical problems.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on 23 June 1908. Died on 30 October 1987. Education: B.S., Chemistry, University of Chicago (1929), Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Chicago (1931). Employment: 1931-1932, 1936-1942 University of Chicago; 1933-1935 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.; 1942-1950 U.S. Rubber Co.; 1950-1956 General Electric Research Laboratory; 1956- SRI International.
Interview conducted by Leon B. Gortler at SRI International.
Frank R. Mayo, interviewed by Leon B. Gortler at SRI International on 1981 January 21 (Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript 0031).
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