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Joel M Williams, Jr (b1940 - d20__ )

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 Career Vitae

BS Chemistry  1962 William and Mary, Williamsburg , VA  
    NIH Fellow 1963-66  
PhD Chemistry 1966  Northwestern University, Evanston , IL
    NSF Fellow 1966-67  
Asst. prof. chemistry 1967-68 U. Minnesota, Minneapolis , MN
Research chemist  1968-72 E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Waynesboro , VA
Staff member 1972-93  Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos , NM  
Contractor to LANL  1995-97 Ray Raskin Associates
Consultant  1993-2015 JMC Williams Consultants
    Life member of Sigma Xi    
    Listed in Marquis Who's Who    

Publications

80 citable publications (as author or coauthor) are listed from most recent to earliest. They are also separated into fields of endeavor.

2005-present - listed elsewhere herein

After retiring (1993-2005)

Website Listings

      Personal website: www.swcp.com/~jmw-mcw

  o    THE CURRENT ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF ATOMS is WRONG, http://pages.swcp.com/~jmw-mcw/current%20e-structure%20is%20WRONG.html
o    THE BINARY MOLE, http://pages.swcp.com/~jmw-mcw/binary_mole.htm

      Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference; Dr. Joel M. Williams Los Alamos, NM 87544, United States ; http://www.worldsci.org/php/index.php?tab0=Scientists&tab1=Display&id=1602

Publications and copyrights (1995-2005) (6)

      Challenging Science (2005), Joel M Williams, AuthorHouse

      Copyrights USLibCong

  o    Keep it simple science, TXu001180106 (2004)
o    Modeling the MCAS way, TXu000999413 (2001)
o    MCAS way, TXu000925324   (1999)
o    Moles, bits, and cubes, TXu000593728 (1996)
o    Delta state : molecular carpooling, TXu000725564 (1995)

Archived (1999-2000) (5)

      [physics/9902053] The MCAS Way - Jan 3, 2000, http://arxiv.org/html/physics/9909053
      [physics/9902031] A Bit too Far Apr 15, 1999, http://arxiv.org/html/physics/9904031
      [physics/9904016] The Binary Mole Apr 9, 1999,  http://arxiv.org/html/physics/9904016
      [physics/9904001] The Delta State of Supercritical Fluids, Apr 2, 1999, (Research conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory by the authors), 
               http://arxiv.org/html/physics/9904001
      [physics/9902046] Modeling the MCAS Way - Feb 2, 1999,  http://arxiv.org/html/physics/9902046

 Employment years (1972-1993)

 Cosmic Dust Capture (1988-2009) (2)

      2009 Cited as one of 1000s who contributes: listed  November 3, 2009  http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/overview/microchip/names2w13.html
      1995 Cited in Silica aerogel captures cosmic dust intact, Peter Tsou, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 186, 2 June 1995, Pages 415-427, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on AEROGELS Not until early January 1987, during a visit with Joe (sic)Williams
      1994 Eureca! Aerogel capture of meteoroids in space, Brownlee, D.E., Hrz, F., Hrubesh, L., McDonnell, J.A.M., Tsou, P., and Williams, J., Lunar Planetary Sci. XXIV,p. 183-184 (1994) cited http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/science/references.html
      1988 Potential Foams and Metal Foils for Cosmic Dust Capture, D. A. Wrobleski K. H. Abel A. J. Gray J. M. Williams, Los Alamos National Lab report LA-11271-MS (July 1988)

Miscellaneous papers (1979-1982) (8)  

      1992 Polymerization-depolymerization of 1,3-dioxolane, Joel M. Williams, Hans-Rolf Schulten, Nicholas E. Vanderborghc and Robin D. Walker, Polymer, Volume 33, Issue 21, 1992, Pages 4630-4634
     
1987 The Host/Guest Structure Concept and the Thermolysis of Coal, Joel M Williams, Nicholas E. Vanderborgh, and robin D Walker., Coal Science and Chemistry, ed. A. Volborth, p435
      1985 Volatilization Processes During Heating of Coals and Model Polymers, Nicholas E. Vanderborgh and Joel M Williams, Jr, J of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 8(1985), 271
     
1984 EZPIX: a tablet entry method for computer-generated slides, drawings, and graphs, Williams, J.M., Los Alamos National Laboratory report  LA-10208-M (1984 Sep 01)
      1980 Qualitative and Quantitative. X-Ray. Mineralogy: A. Layman's. Approach, Williams,. J. M., Los Alamos National. Laboratory report LA-8409-MS
     
1980 LSI-11 primer, Williams, J.M., Goldwire, H.C., Hamlin, G.A., Hensley, W.K, Los Alamos National. Laboratory report LA-8317-M (1980 Apr 01)
     
1979 SORTNGO: A Program to Sort Matrices and Produce Graphics, J. M. Williams,  Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-7943-MS (November 1979).
     
1979 EASYTBL: Phototypeset Tables for LASL Reports, Joel M Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-7633-M

Cellular Foams and related (1986-1991) (13)

      1991 Effect of substituent position on the phase separation of poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) in diisopropylbenzene, Joel M. Williams, Andrea E. Hoyt and Mark H. Wilkerson, Polymer, Volume 32, Issue 8, 1991, Pages 1420-1425
     
1991 High internal phase water-in-oil emulsions: influence of surfactants and cosurfactants on emulsion stability and foam quality, Joel M. Williams, Langmuir, 1991, 7 (7), pp 13701377
     
1990 Emulsion stability and rigid foams from styrene or divinylbenzene water-in-oil emulsions, Joel M. Williams, A. James Gray, Mark H. Wilkerson, Langmuir, 1990, 6 (2), pp 437444
     
1990 Microstructures and properties of some microcellular foams, Joel M. Williams and Debra A. Wrobleski, Journal of Materials Science, Volume 24, Number 11, 4062-4067
     
1990 High-density foams prepared with the styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer/heptane system, Joel M Williams and Mark H Wilkerson, Polymer, Volume 31, Issue 11, November 1990, Pages 2162-2170
      1990 Flexible microcellular foam from polymethylpentene/cyclohexane, Joel M. Williams, Joyce E. Moore, Polymer Engineering & Science, Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 9095, January 1990
      1989 Microcellular Composite Foams, Nyitray,A.M.; Williams,Joel M, Journal of Cellular Plastics , 1989, Volume 25 (3): 217
      1988 Toroidal microstructures from water-in-oil emulsions, Joel M. Williams, Langmuir, 1988, 4 (1), pp 4449
      1988 Spatial distribution of the phases in water-in-oil emulsions. Open and closed microcellular foams from cross-linked polystyrene, Joel M. Williams, Debra A. Wrobleski, Langmuir, 1988, 4 (3), pp 656662 - Cited by 99
      1988 Compression moduli of some PM P microcellular foams, Journal of Materials Science,Volume 23, Number 3, 900-904
      1991 Composite foams - Patent # 5037859, Nyitray; Alice M, Wilkerson; Mark H, Williams, Jr.; Joel M, issued: August 6, 1991, Application: 07/572,064, Filed: August 24, 1990
      1990 Composite foams - Patent 4966919, Williams Jr., Joel M, Nyitray, Alice M., Wilkerson, Mark H, Application: 07/368621, Publication Date: 10/30/1990, 06/20/1989
      1986 Potpourri of Los Alamos National Laboratory Foam Efforts; Joel M. Williams, Mark H. Wilkerson, Debra A Wrobleski, Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-UR-81-1616, (July 7, 1986)  

Geothermal Development (1986) (2)

      1986 A Discernment of Two Opposing Reports on the Hydrological Effects of a hydrothermal Power Plant, Joel M. Williams, LA-10691-MS (June 1986)
     
1980 WORKSHOPS TO RATE AND ASSIGN AIR AND WATER ISSUES FOR HYDROTHERMAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT, Joel M. Williams and Eugene M. Wewerka , Los Alamos Scientific Lab.report LA-8613-C.

Uranium Tailings Remediation (1981-1986) (8)

      1984 Thermal stabilization of uranium mill tailings, David R. Dreesen, Edward J. Cokal, Lawrence E. Wangen, Joel M. Williams, Edward F. Thode, Environ. Sci. Technol., 1984, 18 (9), pp 658667
      1984 Rooting Depths of Plants on Low-Level Waste Disposal Sites, T. S. Foxx, G. D. Tierney, and J. M. Williams, Los Alamos National Laboratory report. LA-10253-MS (November 1984)
      1983 Research on the Characterization and Conditioning of Uranium Mill Tailings, D.R. Dreesen, M.E. Bunker, E.J. Cokal, M.M. Denton, J.W. Starner, E.F.Thode, L.E. Wangen, J.M Williams, Los Alamos National Laboratory report. LA-9660-UMT-Vol I (June 1983)
      1983 Research on the Characterization and Conditioning of Uranium Mill Tailings, D.R. Dreesen, E.J. Cokal, E.F.Thode, L.E. Wangen, J.M Williams, Los Alamos National Laboratory report. LA-9660-UMT-Vol II ((June 1983)
      1983 Research on the Characterization and Conditioning of Uranium Mill Tailings, D.R. Dreesen, E.J. Cokal, E.F.Thode, J.M Williams, Los Alamos National Laboratory report. LA-9660-UMT-Vol III ((June 1983)
      1982 Mobility and bioavailability of uranium mill tailings contaminants, David R. Dreesen, Joel M. Williams, M. Lynn Marple, Ernest S. Gladney, Daniel R. Perrin, Environ. Sci. Technol., 1982, 16 (10), pp 702709
      1981 THERMAL STABILIZATION OF URANIUM MILL TAILINGS, David R. Dreesen, Joel M. Williams, and Edward J. Cokal, LA-UR-81-2734
      1981 Chemical characterization and hazard assessment of uranium mill tailings, Cokal, E.J., Dreesen, D.R., Williams, J.M, Los Alamos National Laboratory report. LA-UR-81-273

Coal Waste Characterization and Remediation (1977-1981) (17)

      1982 Control by Alkaline Neutralization of Trace Elements in Acidic Coal Cleaning Waste Leachates, Lawrence E. Wangen, Joel M. Williams, Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation) , Vol 54, No. 9, p1302-1310
      1982 Leaching Behaviors of High-Sulfur Coal Wastes From Two Appalachian Coal Preparation Plants,  Heaton, R.C., J.M. Williams, J.P Bertino, L.E. Wangen, A.M. Nyitray, M.M. Jones, P.L. Wanek, and P. Wagner, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LA -9356-MS
      1982 The Use of Multimedia Environmental Goals t o Evaluate P o t e n t i a l l y hazardous Trace Elements in the Drainage from High-Sulfur Coal Preparation Wastes, E. M. Wewerka, J. M. Williams, and P. Wagner, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LA-9189-MS (1982 Apr 01)
      1981 Trace Element Characterization of Coal WastesFifth Annual Progress Report, October 1, 1979September 30, 1980, R. C. Heaton, L. E. Wangen, P. L. Wanek, J. M. Williams, E. F. Thode, M. M. Jones, A. M. Nyitray, P. Wagner, and J. P. Bertino, Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-8826-PR (May 1981); EPA-600/7-81-087
      1981 Trace Element Characterization of Coal WastesFourth Annual Progress Report, (October 1, 1978 - September 30, 1979), J. M. Williams, J. P. Bertino, M. M. Jones, P. Wagner, P. L. Wanek, L. E. Wangen, and E. M. Wewerka, Los Alamos National Laboratory report LA-8275-PR
      1980 Trace element contamination of drainage from coal cleaning wastes, Wagner, P., Williams, J.M., Wewerka, E.M., Bertino, J.P., Wanger, L.W. and Wanek, P.L., American Institute of Chemical Engineering, 21, pp. 79986 (1980)..
      1979 Assessment of trace element contamination of the drainages from coal cleaning wastes, Wagner, P., Williams, J.M., Wewerka, E.M., Bertino, J.P., Wangen, L.W., Wanek, P.L., Los Alamos National Laboratory report  LA-UR-79-2041 (1979 Jan 01)
      1979 Trace Element Characterization of  Coal Wastes - Third Annual Progress Report (October 1. 1977 to September 30. 1978), E. M. Wewerka. J. M. Williams, L. E. Wangen. J. P. Bertino, P. L. Wanek,. J. D. Olsen, E. F. Thode, and P. Wagner, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-7831-PR (1979) (EPA-600/7-79-144),
      1979 Costs of Coal and Electric Power Production - The Impact of Environmental Control Technologies for Coal-Cleaning Plants, Thode, E. F., J. M. Williams , E. M. Wewerka, and P. Wagner, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Informal Report LA-8039-MS (October 1979).
      1978 Trace Element Characterization of Coal Wastes - Third Annual Progress Report,  Wewerka, E. M., Williams, J. M., Wangen, L. E., Bertino, J. P., Wanek, P. L., Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-7831-PR (EPA-600/7- 79-144) (June 1979)
      1978 Trace Element Characterization of Coal Wastes -- Second Annual Report - October 1, 1976-September 30, 1977, E. M. Wewerka, J. M. Williams, N. E. Vanderborgh, A. W. Harmon, P.Wagner, P. L. Wanek, and J. D. Olsen, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-7360-PR (EPA-600/7-78-028a) (July 1978).
      1978 Trace Element Characterization of Coal Wastes -- FirstAnnual Report - July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976, E.M.Wewerka and J. M. Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-6835-PR (EPA-600/7-78-028) (March 1978).
      1978 High-temperature CO/sub 2//O/sub 2/--coal reaction rate experiments. [420 to 603/sup 0/C], Wagner, P., Olsen, J.D., Wewerka, E.M., Williams, J.M. , Bertino, J.P., Vanderborgh, N.E., Los Alamos Science Laboratory report LA-7277-MS (1978 May 01)
      1977 Environmental pollution by trace elements in coal preparation wastes, Williams, J. M., E. M. Werweka; N. E. Vanderborgh, P. Wagner, P. L. Wanek and J. D. Olsen, 1977, In Preprints, Seventh Symposium on Coal Mine Drainage Research. (Natl. Coal Assn. and Bituminous Coal Research, Inc)
      1977 Trace element characterization and removal/recovery from coal and coal wastes, Wewerka, E.M., Williams, J.M., Vanderborgh, N.E., Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-6822-PR (1977 Jun 01)
      1976 Assessment and control of environmental contamination from trace elements in coal processing wastes, E. M. Wewerka, J. M. Williams and P. L. Wanek, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-UR-76-86
      1976 Disposal of coal preparation wastes - environmental considerations. Los Alamos Science Laboratory, New Mexico, E. M. Wewerka, J. M. Williams and N. E. Vanderborgh, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-UR-76-2198

Oil Shale Microscopy  (1976-1978) (3)

      1978 A Preliminary Electron Microprobe Study of Green River and Devonian Oil Shales, E. A. Hakkali, , N. E. Elliott, , J. M. Williams, and , E. M. Wewerka, Analytical Chemistry of Liquid Fuel Sources, Chapter 13, pp 181194
      1978 Electron Microprobe Study of Green River and Devonian Oil Shales, Hakkila, E. A., N. E. Elliott, J. M. Williams, and E. M. Wewerka (1978), in  A Preliminary, Analytical Chemistry of Liquid Fuel Sourcesr P. C. Uden, S. Siggia, and H. G. Jensen, Eds. (American Chemical Society, Washington, DC), pp. 181-194. Advances in Chemistry Series 170.
      1976 Microprobe Studies of Mahogany Zone and Devonian Oil Shales, E.A. Hakkila, N.E. Elliott, J, M, Williams, E.M. Wewerka, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory report LA-UR-76-2279

Space Shuttle Tile (1975) (1)

       1976 Ablative Performance of Uncoated Silicone-Modified and Shuttle Baseline Reinforced Carbon Composites, Dennis L. Dicus, Russell N. Hopko, and Ronald D. Brown, NASA Technical Note, NASA TN D-8358 (Dec 1976)

   1975 Improvement in Oxidation Resistance of the Leading Edge Thermal Protection for a Space Shuttle, Williams, J. M.; Imprescia, R. J., Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 12, p.15

Graphite/Aluminum composites  (1972-1977) (4)

      1975 Research on Carbon-Aluminum Composites Jan 1 Jun 30, 1975, Richard J. Imprescia, Leonard S. Levinson, Robert D. Reiswig, Terry C. Wallace, Joel M Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-6081-PR
      1974 Research on Carbon-Aluminum Composites Aug 1 Dec 31, 1974, Richard J. Imprescia, Leonard S. Levinson, Robert D. Reiswig, Terry C. Wallace, Joel M Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5908-PR
      1974 Research on Carbon-Aluminum Composites Feb 1 Jul 31, 1974, Richard J. Imprescia, Leonard S. Levinson, Robert D. Reiswig, Terry C. Wallace, Joel M Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5741-PR
      1974 Research on Carbon-Aluminum Composites Sep 1, 1973 Jan 31, 1974, Richard J. Imprescia, Leonard S. Levinson, Robert D. Reiswig, Terry C. Wallace, Joel M Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5567-PR

High Density Graphites (1972-1977) (5)

      1974 Development of Improved Reentry Vehicle Nosetip Graphites from Commercial Raw Materials, Richard Imprescia and Joel Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5628-PR
      1973 Development of Improved Reentry Vehicle Nosetip Graphites from Commercial Raw Materials, Richard Imprescia, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5341-PR (Polymer effort by Joel M Williams)
      1973 Research on Carbon and Graphite, R.J Imprescia, R.D Reiswig, J.M Williams, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5413-PR
      1973 Research on Carbon and Graphite, R.J Imprescia, R.D Reiswig, J.M Williams, R.E Honnell, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5287-PR
      1973 Research on Carbon and Graphite, R.J Imprescia, R.D Reiswig, J.M Williams, R.E Honnell, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Progress Report, LA-5233-PR

DuPont (1968-1972) all reports were internal

      Areas of research: Nomex stability, Lycra spandex stability, Orlon dyeing and processing

Postdoctoral Activity (1966-1968) (3)

      1968 Developments in the Study of A-SE2 58 Reactions in Aqueous Solution, JM Williams, Jr. and MM Kreevoy, In Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry; Gold, V., Ed.; Academic Press: London, 1968; Vol. 6, p 63
      1968 Ethyl vinyl ether hydrolysis in dimethyl sulfoxide as solvent, Maurice M. Kreevoy, Joel M. Williams Jr, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1968, 90 (24), pp 68096813
      1967 Structure and Infrared Spectrum of the Solvated Proton in Dimethyl Sulfoxide, J M Williams, M Kreevoy J. Am. Chem. Soc. 89 481 (1967)

Doctoral Activity (1962-1966) (5)

      1968 Reaction of sodium methoxide with .alpha.-bromobenzyl sulfone and with 2,3-diphenylthiirene 1,1-dioxide, Frederick G. Bordwell, Joel M. Williams Jr., Bruce B. Jarvis, J. Org. Chem., 1968, 33 (5), pp 20262030
      1968 Ramberg-Backlund reaction of benzyl .alpha.-halobenzyl and halomethyl sulfones, Frederick G. Bordwell, Joel Mann Williams Jr., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1968, 90 (2), pp 435439
      1968 Bordwell, F. G.; Williams, J. M., Jr.; Hoyt, E. B., Jr.; Jarvis,. B. B. J. Am. Chem Soc. 1968, 90, 429-435
      1968 Rates of proton exchange and epimerization for dl- and meso-.alpha.-methylbenzyl sulfones, Frederick G. Bordwell, Donald D. Phillips, Joel M. William Jr., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1968, 90 (2), pp 426428
      1966 Reactions of Sulfones: I. Mechanistic Studies of the Ramberg-Backlund Reaction and II. Proton Exchange and Epimerization in Sulfones, Joel Mann Williams, Jr. PhD Dissertation in Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston , IL , USA (Aug 1966)

Summary by category

Doctoral Activity (1962-1966) (5)

Postdoctoral Activity (1966-1968) (3)

High Density Graphites (1972-1977) (5)

Graphite/Aluminum composites  (1972-1977) (4)

Space Shuttle Tile  (1975          ) (1)

Oil Shale Microscopy  (1976-1978) (3)

Coal Waste Characterization and Remediation (1977-1981) (17)

Uranium Tailings Remediation (1981-1986) (8)

Cellular Foams and related (1986-1991) (13)

Miscellaneous papers (1979-1982) (8)

Cosmic Dust Capture (1988-2009) (2)

Archived (1999-2000) (5)

Publications and copyrights (1995-2005) (6)

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