Rodney L. Willer | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 22 | p. 44 | Obituaries
Issue Date: May 29, 2017

Rodney L. Willer

Department: ACS News
Keywords: obituaries

Rodney L. Willer, 67, died on Feb. 12, 2016, in Gulfport, Miss.

“Rod published many significant papers and patents on synthesis, characterization, and scale-up of energetic binders, furazans, polycyclic nitramines, energetic cubyl compounds, hydroxyl ammonium nitrate, and propellant formulation. He was a sports car, powerboat, waterskiing, and rock climbing enthusiast.”—Robson F. Storey, colleague

Most recent title: research scientist, University of Southern Mississippi

Education: B.S., chemistry, 1970, and M.S., organic chemistry, 1972, East Carolina University; Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976

Survivors: brother, Clinton; sister, Yvonne Marion Evans


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