George W. Berkstresser | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 34 | p. 40 | Obituaries
Issue Date: August 29, 2016

George W. Berkstresser

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS, obituaries
George W. Berkstresser
Credit: Courtesy of Nicole Berkstresser
A photo of George W. Berkstresser.
George W. Berkstresser
Credit: Courtesy of Nicole Berkstresser

George W. Berkstresser, 71, died on June 10 in Bridgewater, N.J.

“During George’s 43-year career as a chemical engineer, he emphasized his work on crystal growth of oxide materials. Dispersed through his career are 46 publications and six patents. George was an active member of Calvary Chapel Middlesex church. He enjoyed vacationing with his family at Long Beach Island during the summers. George loved to read and learn new trades. He was considered a jack-of-all-trades; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. Most of all, he loved being with his family, whether it was sharing a dinner at home or just sitting outside with his wife and dog, Bella.”—Nicole Berkstresser, daughter

Most recent title: cofounder and vice president, Integrated Photonics Inc.

Education: B.S., chemical engineering, University of Southern California (USC), 1967; Ph.D., chemical engineering, USC, 1973

Survivors: wife, Joan; daughters, Michele Dickson, Lisa Bodaj, and Nicole; and five grandchildren


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