Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 1, Page 12 1994 Jerold M. Schultz named C. Ernest Birchenall Professor of Chemical Engineering at UD Jerold M. Schultz, a member of the University of Delaware's chemical engineering faculty since 1964, has been named the C. Ernest Birchenall Professor of Chemical Engineering. "Jerold Schultz is a world-class researcher on semicrystalline polymers," Stuart Cooper, dean of the College of Engineering, said. "He has applied X-ray and neutron scattering techniques to study the relationship between polymer deformation and crystalline texture in these materials, and his books on diffraction and materials science have been influential around the world." The named professorship honors C. Ernest Birchenall, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy who died in 1992. Prof. Birchenall joined the University's chemical engineering faculty in 1960 and served as dean of the University's then-College of Graduate Studies from 1964-67. A graduate of University of California at Berkeley, where he also earned his master's degree, Schultz conducted research at Westinghouse Research Laboratories and then received his doctorate in metallurgical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. He joined the Delaware faculty in 1964, and since then has held several visiting appointments throughout the world, including Stanford University, Institut fur Physikalische Chemie Universitat Mainz in Germany, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Sofia in Bulgaria and the National Chemical Laboratory in India. At Delaware, he teaches upper-level and graduate courses in materials science and polymer science, and has directed 21 master's theses and 20 doctoral dissertations. He is currently directing six doctoral students. An Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist awardee in 1977 and 1982, he received the Kliment Ohridski Medal from the People's Republic of Bulgaria in 1986. Schultz is the author or editor of five books, including Polymer Materials Science, Diffraction for Materials Scientists and Solid State Behavior of Linear Polyesters and Polyamides, and he has published more than 150 articles in professional journals. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Polymer Processing Society, and he also serves as a consultant to several companies.