Obituary: William J. Sheppard | November 13, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 45 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 45 | p. 44 | Obituaries
Issue Date: November 13, 2017

Obituary: William J. Sheppard

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries

William J. Sheppard, 86, died on July 24 in Grandview Heights, Ohio.

“After completing his Ph.D. under professor P. D. Bartlett at Harvard University, Bill taught for several years at Swarthmore College before joining Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. His career of more than 20 years at Battelle focused on economic analysis of the chemical industry, including cost-benefit analysis of environmental regulations and biomass as an alternative source of energy. His work at Battelle included overseas assignments in Iran and Venezuela, which helped fuel his lifelong love of travel. In his retirement, Bill continued to travel and enjoyed spending time with family and listening to music.”—George S. Sheppard, son

Most recent title: senior scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute

Education: B.A., chemistry, Oberlin College, 1952; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Harvard University, 1959

Survivors: wife, Eva; daughter, Margaret A. Sheppard-Kelly; son, George; five grandchildren

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