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Donald L. Katz

Dr. Donald L. Katz (August 1, 1907 – May 29, 1989) was an American chemist and chemical engineer. [1] [2]

The 1983 National Medal of Science was presented to Katz by President Ronald Reagan "for solving many practical engineering problems by delving into a wide group of sciences and making their synergistic effects evident." [3] [4]

Katz was also noted for developing a hazard rating system for dangerous bulk cargoes. [5]

Katz was chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department and A. H. White University Professor at the University of Michigan.[1] [6]

He was also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.[6]

The New York Times called Katz an "oil expert".[1] The National Academy of Engineering called him a "world leader" in reservoir engineering.[2]

He was a father to Marvin L. Katz and Linda Katz.

Notable awards and honors

Katz received the following distinctions and honors:[6]



  1. ^ a b c New York Times:Donald Katz, 81, Dies; Oil Engineering Expert; June 10, 1989
  2. ^ a b Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering, Volume 4 (1991;National Academy of Engineering (NAE);Donald LaVERNE Katz
  4. ^ The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details;DONALD L. KATZ; Emeritus Professor
  5. ^ New York Times:TRANSPORT NEWS: HAZARD RATINGS; Cargo-Defining System Will Be Drawn for Coast Guard;April 12, 1964
  6. ^ a b c Chemical Heritage Foundation;Donald L. Katz
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