Huizenga, John R(obert)

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HUIZENGA, John R(obert)

HUIZENGA, John R(obert). American, b. 1921. Genres: Physics, Chemistry. Career: Manhattan Wartime Project, Oak Ridge, TN, laboratory supervisor, 1944-46; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, instructor in chemistry, 1946-47; Argonne National Laboratory, associate scientist, 1949-57, senior scientist, 1958-67; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, professorial lecturer, 1963-67; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, professor of chemistry and physics, 1967-78, Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry and Physics, 1978-91, chair of chemistry department, 1983-88, Tracy H. Harris Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Physics, 1991-. Visiting professor at US institutions. Participant in congressional hearings on atomic energy, 1958; U.S. delegation scientific advisor to the Second International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, 1958; chair of Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry, 1958; member of U.S. delegation visiting Soviet laboratories, 1966; organizer of Third International Symposium on the Physics and Chemistry of Fission, (Rochester, NY), 1973; chair of National Academy of Science-National Research Council Committee on Nuclear Science, 1974-77; chair of the subcommittee on University Research and Education in Nuclear Science for the Department of Energy/National Science Foundation Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, 1980-83; member of the U.S. Energy Research Advisory Board, 1984-90. Member of government, academic, and national laboratory advisory committees. Publications: (with R. Vandenbosch) Nuclear Fission, 1973; Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century, 1992, updated ed., 1993; (with W.U. Schroeder) Damped Nuclear Reactions, 1994. Address: 43 McMichael Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374, U.S.A.