Herbert D. Kaesz was a professor of chemistry in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his PhD from
Harvard University in 1959, and joined UCLA’s Inorganic Chemistry unit within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in
1960, where he researched the synthesis and applications of organometallic compounds. The collection consists of materials
related to his teaching career and research at UCLA. The papers include materials on grant and research project proposals,
nomenclature and symbols, scientific societies and related publications, conferences, meeting minutes and agendas, professional
and personal correspondence, a PhD dissertation, lab notebooks, and photographs.
Herbert D. Kaesz was a professor of chemistry in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He was born on January 4,
1933, in Alexandria, Egypt, to Austrian parents. After receiving an undergraduate degree from New York University, he studied
at Harvard University, where he met his wife Joan. He received his PhD in 1959. Kaesz joined UCLA’s faculty in the Inorganic
Chemistry unit in 1960, where he researched the synthesis and applications of organometallic compounds.
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