Alan Shaw, the chemist and executive who led a six-year effort to turn inedible crops into fuels to displace gasoline, has renounced the industry he helped pioneer and decided the future instead lies with natural gas.
During the Cold War, scientists working at the laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology produced ideas and inventions, such as distant early- warning radar and satellite-tracking systems, designed to help the U.S. prevail over the Soviet Union.
After helping lead Columbia University’s 17-acre expansion in upper Manhattan and its $5 billion fundraising campaign, Nicholas Dirks is taking a pay cut to run the University of California, Berkeley, the pre-eminent U.S. public college that has seen its state funding fall 47 percent in the past five years.
Nokia Oyj , LG Electronics Inc. and chipmakers including STMicroelectronics NV were sued by the California Institute of Technology, which said the companies’ mobile phones and components infringe its patents.
After studying chemistry at Shanghai’s Fudan University, Jane Chuan and Wang Youqi pursued doctorates in the U.S. She got hers from what’s now the University of Buffalo in 1988, the year they married. Wang graduated in 1994 from the California Institute of Technology.
When BHP Billiton Ltd.’s new chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie got his doctorate in chemistry in 1980, the ground-breaking research attracted the attention of oil producers including Chevron Corp.