Oliver Reynolds Wulf

Fellow: Awarded 1932

Field of Study: Chemistry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-22-1897

Died: 01-11-1987

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

WULF, OLIVER REYNOLDS:  Appointed for (1) an experimental and theoretical study of the relation between the structure of the electronic states of the nitrogen molecule and the ability of this molecule to interact with other simple molecular species such as oxygen and hydrogen atoms; (2) a spectrographic study of a possible source of the green auroral line of oxygen in the light of the night sky; in certain European laboratories; tenure, twelve months from September 15, 1932.

Born April 22, 1897, at Norwich, Connecticut. Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1920; American University, M.S., 1922; California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1926. National Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1926–28.

Physicist, 1928—, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, United States Department of Agriculture.

Publications: Articles in Physical Review, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Journal of the Optical Society.

AWARDS WON

National Academy of Sciences , 1949