Harrison Shull

Dr. Harrison G. Shull

Son of the late Dr. George H. Shull, The Princeton botanist who invented hybrid corn, Harrison Shull graduated from Princeton High School in 1940. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University, with highest honors in chemistry, in 1943. He then served as an Ensign with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington. Following the war, Dr. Shull went to the University of California, Berkley, where he received his Ph.D. in 1948. He then became assistant professor chemistry at Iowa State College, where he also was an associate chemist in the Ames Laboratory of the Atomic Energy Commission.

In 1955, Dr. Shull began a 24-year association with Indiana University, his last position being that of research professor in chemistry. Dr. Shull joined RPI in July 1979 where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost until 1982. Dr. Shull became Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982.

Dr. Shull was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of science's highest recognitions, in 1969. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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