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Obituaries

Obituary: Alvin W. Czanderna

by Nina Notman, special to C&EN
September 9, 2023 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 101, Issue 30

 

Alvin W. Czanderna
Credit: Courtesy of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lakewood, Colorado
Alvin W. Czanderna

Alvin W. Czanderna, 93, died June 5, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas.

“Al was passionate about family, a dedicated church member, a people builder, and he loved to sing and laugh. He was an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society; he joined in 1959 and served on the executive committee of Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 1977–79. In 2000, he received the ACS Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry. Al contributed 258 publications to the scientific literature, including 57 review chapters and 21 books. He gave more than 425 technical talks, including 225 invited lectures and 25 talks during ACS Speaker Tours.”—Karel K. Czanderna, daughter

Most recent title: Research fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Education: BS, metallurgical engineering, 1951, and PhD, physical chemistry, 1957, Purdue University

Survivors: Daughters, Karel and Kani; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren

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