Myer Ezrin | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 34 | p. 40 | Obituaries
Issue Date: August 29, 2016

Myer Ezrin

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS, obituaries
Myer Ezrin
Credit: Courtesy of Jane Yourish
A photo of Myer Ezrin.
Myer Ezrin
Credit: Courtesy of Jane Yourish

Myer Ezrin, 89, died on May 6 in Longmeadow, Mass.

“My dad’s professional renown evolved within a critical and specific subfield in chemistry: plastics failure. Although modern life takes for granted that products are safe, effective, and long-lasting, ensuring so is the arduous, technical work of plastics-failure scientists. By studying what makes ‘plastics’—a rather large category of materials—succeed or fail, my dad dedicated his life to teaching, consumer safety, and helping resolve conflicts over intellectual property.”—Jane Yourish, daughter

Most recent title: director of the associates program, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut

Education: B.S., chemistry, Tufts University, 1948; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Yale University, 1954

Survivors: daughters, Jane Yourish and Andrea Silverstein; son, Jon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren


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