Donald L. Katz

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Dr. Donald L. Katz (August 1, 1907-May 29, 1989) was an American chemist and a chemical engineer. [1] [2] 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". [3] [4] Katz was also noted for developing a hazard rating system for dangerous bulk cargoes. [5] Katz was Chairman, Chemical Engineering Department and A. H. White University Professor at the University of Michigan.[1] [6] He was also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.[6] The New York Times called Katz an "oil expert".[1] The National Academy of Engineering called him a "world leader" in reservoir engineering.[2] He was a father to Marvin L. Katz and Linda Katz.

Notable awards and honors[edit]

Katz received the following distinctions and honors:[6]