The School of Engineering mourns the passing of its Emeritus Professor Robert J. Good.
Robert J. Good, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts, a Master’s degree from the University at California at Berkley, and a doctorate degree at the university of Michigan. He served as a professor for 26 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo. He taught courses in materials science and corrosion.
In addition to his many years as a professor and scientist at UB, Dr. Good was a visiting professor at sevral universities, including the University of Bristol, City University and Imperial College, all in London. He also worked as a chemist for Dow Chemical Do., Pittsburg, CA, American Cyanamide and Chemical Co., Azusa, CA, and Monsanto Chemical Co., Anniston, AL.
He was a consultant for several other companies and organizations, including Allied Chemical Corp., Ashland Chemical Co., British Petroleum and DuPont. He received several awards for his work in surface and colloid chemistry, including the Jacob R. Schoellkopf Award in 1979, and the Kendall Award from the American Chemical Society in 1976. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and the Adhesion Society.
Dr.Good earned two major awards:
Kenall (1976) : The American Chemical Society Award in Colloid or Surface Chemistry, sponsored by Kendall Co.: ' For his pioneering investigations of atomic and molecular interactions across interfaces, and the application of the resulting, new concepts to scientific, technological, and biological problems.'
The Jacob R. Schoellkopf Award (1979) : The western New York Section of the American Chemical Society: ' For his pioneering research in surface thermodynamics, the theoretical chemistry of adhesion phenomena, the factors controlling the penetration of liquids into porous solids, and physical aspects influencing the aggregation of living cells.'
Following his retirement at UB, he became a professor emeritus and university Scholar.
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