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State Dept. Enables Atom Bomb Expert to Serve As Visiting Professor at Haifa Technion

August 18, 1950
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Dr. J. Leon Shereshefsky, head of Howard University’s chemistry department and leading research chemist of the “Manhattan Project” which developed the atomic bomb, has been awarded a grant-in-aid by the State Department enabling him to serve as a visiting professor of physical chemistry at the Hebrew Institute of Technology” in Eaifa. He will serve during the academic year which begins this autumn.

In 1943-44, Dr. Shereshefsky became associated with the war research division of Columbia University as research chemist and group leader of the “Manhattan Project.” In recognition of his services, he was cited by the War Department. At the beginning of World War II, he organized, taught and administered a number of defense courses in the field of chemistry. He has headed the chemistry department of Howard University since 1938. His publications include world-recognized scientific works on the behavior of liquids in microscopic capillaries.

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