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Morris Cohen

Morris Cohen

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  • Name Morris Cohen 
    Born 27 Nov 1911  Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 2005  Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age 93 years 
    Buried Aft 27 May 2005  Temple Sinai Cemetery, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Morris Cohen (1911 - 2005) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Morris Cohen (1911 - 2005) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Person ID I1833  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2016 

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Ruth Krentzman,   b. 30 Jun 1911, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1965, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Bef 1939  Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Barbara Ellen Cohen,   b. 25 Jan 1939, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1989, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Married: 2x2. Living Married: 2x2x 
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Morris Cohen
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1911 - Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1939 - Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Barbara Ellen Cohen - 25 Jan 1939 - Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 2005 - Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 27 May 2005 - Temple Sinai Cemetery, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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    • Morris Cohen (November 27, 1911 ? May 27, 2005).
      Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States, Cohen spent his entire career affiliated with MIT. He graduated from his undergraduate degree in 1933, receiving his doctorate three years later, and was appointed assistant professor of metallurgy in 1937. He was appointed Professor of Physical Metallurgy in 1946, and an Institute Professor in 1975. He took emeritus status in 1982.
      He worked on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War. He and his colleagues developed fuel rods for Enrico Fermi's nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago.
      He has been awarded the gold medal by the ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals) (1968) and the Japan Institute of Metals (1970), the National Medal of Science in 1976,[1] and the Kyoto Prize in 1987.

  • Sources 
    1. [S846] Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.).
      Name: Morris Cohen
      Birth Date: 1911
      Birth Place: Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
      Father: Cohen
    2. [S357] MIT News, (MIT news | 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 11-400 | Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 | 617.253.2700 | TTY 617.258.9344 twitter | rss | contact | about the mit news office | terms of use | comments | Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Reliability: 2), 31 May 2005.
      Morris Cohen, a world-renowned metallurgist and MIT institute professor who received both the National Medal of Science and the Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology, died May 27 at his home in Swampscott, Mass. He was 93.

      A memorial service, hosted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will be held Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. in the MIT Chapel. For more information, call 617-253-6936 or e-mail cohen-memorial@mit.edu.

      Cohen made major contributions to the understanding of the structure of matter and the ways in which materials such as iron and steel can be processed. His work has been central to the development of modern high-strength steels.

      "Professor Cohen was one of the giants in the international community of metallurgists during a significant part of the twentieth century. The impact of his work and his leadership was appreciated and admired throughout the world", said Subra Suresh, Ford Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

      "This gracious gentleman transformed the discipline of metallurgy via his intellect, vision and personal effort into modern materials science and engineering. The modern catholic view of materials science and engineering he fostered at MIT continues to influence the materials field worldwide to this day," said Edwin L. Thomas, Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

      A native of Chelsea, Mass., Cohen became interested in metals as an outgrowth of his family's business in producing and refining the lead-based alloys used in type and solders.

      Cohen received the S.B. and Sc.D. degrees in metallurgy from MIT in 1933 and 1936, respectively.

      He joined the MIT faculty in 1936, becoming a full professor of physical metallurgy in 1946. He retired in 1987.

      "MIT is favored with many great intellects and people who impact the world. Morris Cohen was both. He was a very modest person, and one who has had enormous impact on the field," Thomas said.

      Cohen paved the way for materials science and engineering to emerge from its roots in metallurgy, thanks to the influential report, "Materials and Man's Needs," which he wrote for the National Academy's Committee on the Survey of Materials Science.

      His faculty colleagues recognized his achievements in research and teaching by awarding him a Ford professorship in 1962; an Institute professorship, the faculty's highest honor, in 1974; and the James R. Killian Faculty Achievement Award in 1974.

      The Killian selection committee described Cohen as a "major force" whose place in science history was "ensured."

      He received numerous national and international awards and honors during his career. The National Medal of Science, this country's most prestigious scientific award, was presented to Cohen in 1976. He was awarded the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest scientific honor for "contributions to human progress," in 1987.

      Cohen was an inspiring figure to all who knew and worked with him. In celebration of his 75th birthday, individual and corporate donors established the Morris Cohen Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering, announced at the department's centennial celebration in June 1988.

      Thomas has held the Cohen chair since 1989.

      An oil portrait of Cohen, which hangs in the Chipman Room (8-314), also reminds the MIT community of his contributions to science and education. Commissioned by the Materials Science and Engineering Department and painted by Marblehead artist Anthony Iarrobino, the portrait shows Cohen with items of personal significance in the background-a bust of Moses Maimonides, the 12th century Hebrew scholar; a crystal structure of cementite; and a text on martensite, a hardening material of steel that Cohen studied for many years.

      Cohen's wife, Ruth (Krentzman) Cohen, and a daughter, Barbara (Cohen) Nordwind, predeceased him.

      He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Sara Cohen of San Rafael, Calif.; two sisters, Louise Plansky of Los Angeles and Charlotte Freed of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

      Cohen was a founder and past president of Temple Sinai in Marblehead, Mass.

      Memorial week will be held at his late residence through Sunday. Donations in Cohen's memory may be made to the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 21 Front St., Salem, MA 01970.
    3. [S806] Find a Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com/) (Reliability: 2), 19 Jun 2005.
      Birth: 1911
      Chelsea
      Suffolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: May 27, 2005
      Swampscott
      Essex County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Scientist. He earned his S.B. degree in metallurgy in 1933 and his Sc.D. in 1936 both at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He became a member of their faculty in 1937. He worked on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War. He and his colleagues developed fuel rods fo Enrico Fermi's reactor at the University of Chicago. He was awarded by President Jimmy Carter, the National Medal of Science, in 1977 for his research on steel hardening. He was awarded the Kyoto Prize in 1987 for Advanced Technology. He was the first materials scientist to receive the award. He became an Institute professorship at M.I.T. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Cause of his death was heart-related problems. (bio by: Genet)

      Burial:
      Temple Sinai Cemetery
      Danvers
      Essex County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Originally Created by: Genet
      Record added: Jun 19, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 11203370