457447 John Quinn: Advisor, Mentor, and Friend

Sunday, November 13, 2016: 4:00 PM
Continental 6 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
William Ward, General Electric (Retired), Schenectady, NY

Much of John Quinn's interest and curiosity centered on surfaces and interfacial phenomena. My thesis on interfacial resistance to mass transfer at liquid/liquid interfaces was based on a most unlikely experiment that somehow John knew had a chance of working. This work inspired much of my career. For example, early in my career I made membranes as thin as 10nm, not much more than two surfaces. Later I helped find a catalytic needle in a haystack that saved a business based on a reaction at a solid surface.

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