Milton Kerker | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 39 | p. 56 | Obituaries
Issue Date: October 3, 2016

Milton Kerker

Department: ACS News
Milton Kerker
Credit: Clarkson Library Archives
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Milton Kerker
Credit: Clarkson Library Archives

Milton Kerker, 95, died on May 2 in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

“Milt was a world-renowned expert in aerosol and colloid science, a leading researcher in the use of light scattering to study aerosols and colloids, and author of over 200 papers. Milton is probably best remembered for coauthoring the book “The Scattering of Light and Other Electromagnetic Radiation.” He was also a pioneer in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and an excellent teacher and graduate student and postdoctoral mentor.”—Philip K. Hopke, colleague

Most recent title: professor of chemistry, Clarkson University

Education: A.B., chemistry, Columbia University, 1941; Ph.D., chemistry, Columbia University, 1949

Survivors: wife, Reva; daughters, Ruth Ann Hapner and Susan Langmann; and sons, Martin and Joel

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