Faculty in Memoriam

Stig Erik Friberg (1930-2018)

Full Professor of Chemistry and Chair (UMR, 1976-1988)

After his successful Ph.D. defense in 1966, Dr. Friberg was appointed director of the Swedish Institute for Surface Chemistry (YKI), which had been established a year earlier by Professor Per Ekwall. Dr. Friberg expanded the institute to a central resource for surface and colloid chemistry in Sweden and internationally. With Friberg in charge, the institute expanded to over 60 employees and about 60 industrial member companies. 

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Wilbur Paul Tappmeyer (1922-2016)

Professor of Chemistry

Wilbur Tappmeyer was born May 19, 1922, to Paul and Stella Tappmeyer in Drake, Missouri. He attended public schools and graduated from high school in Owensville. He earned an A.A. degree from Southwest Baptist College, an A.B. from Southeast Missouri State College, a B.S. from Missouri School of Mines, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

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Tadashi Tokuhiro (1930-2010)

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry (UMR, 2002-2010)

Tadashi Tokuhiro, 80, of Rolla, Missouri passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2010 at Baylor Regional Medical Center, Grapevine, Texas (USA). Tadashi is predeceased in death (2005) by his loving wife, Reiko Tokuhiro, of 49 years. He was born on February 26, 1930 in Yokohama, Japan.

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Walter T. Schrenk (1891-1979)

Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chair of Chem./Chem. Engineering

Walter Schrenk was born in Golconda, Illinois, a sleepy little town in the southern portion of the state along the Ohio River. After high school, Schrenk attended Monmouth College and received a degree in Chemistry.

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