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Donald L. Katz

Born: Aug 1, 1907

Nationality: United States

Donald L. Katz

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1907

Dr. Donald L. Katz was an American chemist and chemical engineer. The 1983 National Medal of Science was presented to Katz by President Ronald Reagan "for solving many practical engineering problems by delving into a wide group of sciences and making their synergistic effects evident." Katz was also noted for developing a hazard rating system for dangerous bulk cargoes. Katz was chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department and A. H. White University Professor at the University of Michigan. He was also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The New York Times called Katz an "oil expert". The National Academy of Engineering called him a "world leader" in reservoir engineering. He was a father to Marvin L. Katz and Linda Katz.

Also known as


  • Donald La Verne Katz

Awards Won


  • National Medal of Science for Engineering
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