Who Is This? – Gibbs Award Ceremony 1987

    by Josh Kurutz, Section Historian

    The Chicago Section has a moderate-sized set of photographs from a Willard Gibbs Award ceremony, and we need your help to identify people in them. If you know ANY of the people shown here, please email [email protected].

    The Kodak processing marks on most of these photos indicate they were taken in May 1987, suggesting the event was the Gibbs ceremony for Allen J. Bard, who won the award…

    For his research in the application of electrochemical methods to the study of chemical problems. Included are investigations in electro-analytical chemistry, electron spin resonance, electro-organic chemistry, electrogenerated chemiluminescence and photo electrochemistry."

    Context suggests the person labeled “U” is Prof. Bard and person “V” is his spouse, but we would appreciate independent evaluation.

    Additional information: Person “A” is Jim Shoffner. The Chair of the Chicago Section at the time was either Adele L. Rozek or Seymour H. Patinkin, who may be in these photos. Person “S” is probably Prof. Jack Halpern, and person “T” is probably his spouse; we would appreciate if someone could confirm or deny that identification and/or provide the name of person “T”.

    Thank you for your help.

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