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Professor Emeritus Henry K. Hall


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Henry K. Hall on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at his home.

Prof. Hall received his Ph.D. in 1949 from the University of Illinois and was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA from 1950-1952. He then moved to Dupont Company, where he worked in Central Research until he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arizona in August, 1969. His research interests focused on organic polymers, specifically ring-opening polymerization of lactams, cyclic ethers, beta-lactons, and other strained bicyclic monomers. Prof. Hall became head of the department in late 1969. In April 1973 he resigned the department head position to devote himself full time to the teaching and research that he loved. We so much enjoyed his tribute last spring, as he was the epitome of a highly talented professor, scientist, and scholar. We were honored to have him amongst us for so long.

His family is planning a memorial service in the spring of 2019, and we will announce the date, time, and location as soon as the service is set.

Photo: Professor Hall and his associates, year unknown.



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