Charles Gilbert Overberger
|Born||October 12, 1920|
|Died||March 17, 1997 (aged 76)|
|Known for||Polymer research and education|
Overberger was born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1920.
From 1946 to 1947, he had a DuPont Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then became assistant professor of chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. In 1951, he became professor and associate director of the Polymer Research Institute. Between 1955 and 1963, he was chairman of the chemistry department, and from 1964 to 1967 dean of science and director of the Polymer Research Institute. He was president of the American Chemical Society in 1967. After that, he joined the University of Michigan as professor and chair of chemistry, where he also acted as vice president for research from 1972-1983. He founded the Macromolecular Research Center in 1968, and was director until 1987. He retired two years later.
Awards and honors
- Charles Lathrop Parsons Award of the American Chemical Society (1978)
- International Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers (1979)
- Howard N. Potts Medal from the Franklin Institute (1982)
- University of Michigan's Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (1985)
- "Charles Overberger". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
Charles G. Overberger, professor emeritus of chemistry and vice president emeritus for research, died March 17 at Riverview of Ann Arbor after an extended illness resulting from Parkinson's Syndrome and related disorders. He was 76.
- "Franklin Laureate Database - Howard N. Potts Medal Laureates". Franklin Institute. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
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