Nyquist, Richard Allen 1928-

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NYQUIST, Richard Allen 1928-

PERSONAL: Born May 3, 1928, in Rockford, IL; son of Harry W. and A. (Svea) Nyquist; married Irene M. Cote; children: Richard H., Jean S., Kathryn A., Robert A. Ethnicity: "American." Education: Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, B.A., 1951; Oklahoma State University, M.S., 1953; University of Utrecht, Ph.D., 1994. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Sports, gardening, golf.

ADDRESSES: Home—3707 Westbrier Terr., Midland, MI 48642. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI, research scientist in vibrational spectroscopy, 1953-94; Nyquist Associates, president, 1995—. Michigan Molecular Institute, adjunct professor, 2000. Author of six patents for chemical compositions (some with others).

MEMBER: American Chemical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy (honorary member), Coblentz Society (honorary member), RESA.

AWARDS, HONORS: V. A. Stenger Award, Dow Analytical Scientists, 1981; Williams-Wright Award, Coblentz Society, 1985, for contributions to infrared spectroscopy; appreciation award for forensic work, Michigan State Police, 1987; award of appreciation, American Society for Testing and Materials, 1989; ANACHEM Award, Association of Analytical Chemists, 1993; award for excellence in chemistry, American Chemical Society Midland section, 1993; Walter Graf European Award for Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, European Dow Analytical Research Scientists, 1994; R. A. Nyquist Award established by Dow Chemical Co., 1995.


(With R. O. Kagel) Infrared Spectra of Inorganic Compounds: 3800-45 cm-1, Academic Press (Orlando, FL), 1971.

(Editor) The Infrared Spectra Atlas of Monomers and Polymers, Bio-Rad Sadtler Division (Philadelphia, PA), 1980.

(Editor) The Infrared Spectra Atlas of Surface Active Agents, Bio-Rad Sadtler Division (Philadelphia, PA), 1982.

The Interpretation of Vapor-Phase Infrared Spectra: Group Frequency Data, two volumes, Bio-Rad Sadtler Division (Philadelphia, PA), 1984.

Correlations between IR and NMR Data: Carbonyl Stretching Frequencies vs. Carbonyl Carbon-13 Chemical Shifts, Bio-Rad Sadtler Division (Philadelphia, PA), 1986.

The Infrared Spectra Building Blocks of Polymers, Bio-Rad Sadtler Division (Philadelphia, PA), 1989.

(With C. L. Putzig and M. Anne Leugers) Infrared and/or Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts, four volumes, Academic Press (Orlando, FL), 1996.

(With C. L. Putzig, M. Anne Leugers, and R. O. Kagel) The Electronic Handbook of Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts, Academic Press (Orlando, FL), 1997.

Interpreting Infrared, Raman, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra, Volume 1: Factors Affecting Molecular Vibrations, Volume 2: Factors Affecting Molecular Vibrations and Chemical Shifts, Academic Press (Orlando, FL), 2000.

Contributor to scientific and technical books. Contributor of more than 100 articles to scientific journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on vibrational data for polymers.

SIDELIGHTS: Richard Allen Nyquist told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to pass on the scientific information I have acquired over the years by study of infrared and raman spectroscopic data. These data are useful in solving chemical problems in today's world."