Emeritus
Dr. James D. Idol
1928-2015
Dr. James D. Idol
Emeritus
Professor II, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
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  • 1986
  • Chemical
  • Materials
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  • 1986
  • Chemical
  • Materials
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  • 1986
  • Chemical
  • Materials
Memorial Tribute

BY FLOYD T. NETH
SUBMITTED BY THE NAE HOME SECRETARY

JAMES DANIEL IDOL, JR. died July 15, 2015, at the age of 86. He was born August 7, 1928, in Harrisonville, Missouri, where he grew up. His father, James D. Idol, Sr., one of seven children, was ...

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Election Citation
For the invention of ammoxidation processes and catalysts, and for major contributions to the plastics industry.
Employment
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
  • Ashland Chemical Company Vice President, Research
  • The Standard Oil Company, Ohio Research Manager