Interview with Albert L. Kaye

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Title

Interview with Albert L. Kaye

Subject

Oral History

Description

Albert Kaye was a native of New York, and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1927 to 1934, earning a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a Doctor of Science in electrochemistry. Following two years as a research fellow at M.I.T., he joined Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation in Chicago as a metallurgist. He left Carnegie-Illinois as manager of the Metallurgical Division of the Alloy Bureau in 1945, and became vice president and general manager of Beckman Supply in Hammond, a post he held until his retirement in 1966.
Upon retirement from Beckman Supply, Al Kaye was named associate professor of metallurgical engineering technology at Purdue University Calumet. In his eleven years as a faculty member at Purdue Calumet, Al worked diligently to modernize the metallurgy curriculum, “abandoning,” as he noted, “blacksmith metallurgy in favor of a quantitative physical metallurgy approach based on the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and structure...”
When he retired from the faculty in 1976, Professor Kaye was named a Special Assistant to the Chancellor, with specific assignments in the areas of developing the Chancellor’s Advisory Council and enriching communication with business and industrial leaders in northwest Indiana. He served in this voluntary capacity for two years before bringing his service to the University to a close in 1978.

Creator

Richard Van Orman

Publisher

Purdue University Northwest

Date

1977-03-21

Rights

Purdue University Northwest Archives and Special Collections

Format

Sound

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Richard Van Orman , “Interview with Albert L. Kaye ,” PNW Digital, accessed October 17, 2019, http://pnwdigital.libraryhost.com/items/show/98.