Papers of Stanford Solomon Penner, professor of engineering physics and director of the Center for Energy and Combustion Research
at the University of California, San Diego.
Born in Unna, Germany, on July 5, 1921, Stanford Solomon Penner (often known as "Sol") came to the United States in 1936,
and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1943. He attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he earned a B.S.
in chemistry (1942), and the University of Wisconsin, where he earned an M.S. (1943) and a Ph.D. (1946) in physical chemistry.
Penner's graduate work was interrupted for a time in 1944-45 when he went to work full time in rocket research at Allegany
Ballistics Laboratory as part of the war effort.