Essay on George Claude Pimentel : The Field Of Chemistry
898 Words Apr 12th, 2016 4 Pages
George Claude Pimentel was born on May 02, 1922 in Rolinda, California. Pimentel grew up with a love for science and knew as a young boy that he wanted to learn as much as he could about the subject. In 1943, Pimentel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (Bancroft Library Staff, 2010). After graduation, Pimentel worked on the Manhattan Project at UC Berkley as well as with the Navy. He then returned to UC Berkeley to complete his graduate work and earned his PhD in 1949. George Claude Pimentel became part of the faculty at Berkeley and achieved the rank of professor after ten years. Dr. Pimentel served as the head of the Chemistry department at Berkeley from 1966 to 1968. After a battle with cancer, Dr. Pimentel died on June 18, 1989 in Kensington, California (General Chemicals, n.d.).
While Pimentel was knowledgeable in many aspects of Chemistry, his main focuses in the field were infrared spectroscopy, chemical lasers, molecular…