Elmer Joseph Huber Jr. | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 16 | p. 37 | Obituaries
Issue Date: April 18, 2016

Elmer Joseph Huber Jr.

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS, obituaries

Elmer Joseph Huber Jr., 93, died on Oct. 30, 2013, in Richland, Wash.

“Kin, as he was known by his friends, worked in explosives for the World War II effort before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory. Early work at the lab included arming devices for tower tests at the Nevada Test Site. After the war, he worked on the thermochemistry of the actinides and laser purification of silane. He published many papers and was an invited speaker at a symposium in Vienna. During his 35 years at Los Alamos, he and his beloved wife, Marilyn, won many bridge championships and enjoyed a home-based business making hand-cut glass wind chimes from wine bottles. They were married for 61 years.”—Jenny (Huber) Sontag, daughter

Most recent title: chemist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Education: B.S., chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1942

Survivors: daughter, Jenny (Huber) Sontag

 

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