John H. Sinfelt
John H. Sinfelt (February 18, 1931 in Munson, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania – May 28, 2011 in Morristown, New Jersey) was an American chemical engineer whose research on catalytic reforming was responsible for the introduction of unleaded gasoline.
Sinfelt worked for the Standard Oil Development Company (now Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering), where he specialized in developing techniques to speed up chemical reactions. He later patented that method.
Honors and awards
- 1975 National Academy of Engineering
- 1977 Dickson Prize in Science
- 1978 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials
- 1979 National Medal of Science
- 1984 Perkin Medal
- 1984 American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal
- 1986 E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
- 1988 Chemical Pioneer Award
- Sinfelt, J. H. (1999). "Catalysis: An Old but Continuing Theme in Chemistry". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 143 (3): 388–399. JSTOR 3181951.
- Louise Story (June 9, 2011). "John H. Sinfelt, Who Helped Introduce Unleaded Gas, Dies at 80". The New York Times.
- "Gold Medal Awards:". American Institute of Chemists. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
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