William G. Schneider
William George Schneider
1 June 1915
|Died||18 February 2013(aged 97)|
|Thesis||I. War research – an investigation of some chemical warfare reagents II. An Investigation of the Physical Properties of a Two-Component System in the Critical Temperature, Critical Pressure Region (1941)|
William George Schneider,  (1 June 1915, Wolseley, Saskatchewan – 18 February 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario) was a Canadian chemist and research administrator, who was president of the National Research Council of Canada from 1967 to 1980. He was president of IUPAC in 1983–1985.
Career and research
With the aid of a Royal Society of Canada Fellowship, he conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University for 3 years. From 1943 to 1946, Schneider was a research physicist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, where he conducted research on underwater explosions and anti-submarine weapons. In 1946 he became Head of the Physical Chemistry Section of the National Research Council of Canada. At NRC, he was promoted in 1963 to Director of the Division of Pure Chemistry, then in 1965 to Vice-President (Scientific), and in 1967 to President, retiring in 1980. He co-authored with John A. Pople and H. J. Bernstein the book High-resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
After retiring from the NRC in 1980, Schneider became a chemical consultant. According to The Canadian Encyclopedia, he "has published extensively in molecular forces, critical phenomena, ultrasonics, nuclear magnetic resonances and organic semiconductors."
Awards and honours
- J.A.Pople; W.G.Schneider; H.J.Bernstein (1959). High-resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. McGraw-Hill Book Company.
- Reddoch, Allan H.; Siebrand, Willem (2015). "William George Schneider OC FRSC. 1 June 1915 – 18 February 2013". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. Royal Society publishing. 61: 485–504. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2014.0023. ISSN 0080-4606.
- Yaffe, Leo. "William George Schneider". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- "William Schneider obituary". Ottawa Citizen. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- Canadian chemistry and IUPAC. – Free Online Library
- Schneider, William George (1971). I. War research – an investigation of some chemical warfare reagents II. An Investigation of the Physical Properties of a Two-Component System in the Critical Temperature, Critical Pressure Region (PhD thesis). McGill University. OCLC 301851737. ProQuest 301851737.
- Secoy, Diane. "SCHNEIDER, WILLIAM GEORGE". The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan.
- Pople, J. A.; Schneider, W. G.; Bernstein, H. J. (1959). High-resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- "About Us". World Cultural Council. Retrieved 8 November 2016.