Duncan, Robert Kennedy, 1868–1914, American industrial chemist and educator b. Brantford, Ont., grad. Univ. of Toronto (B.A., 1892). He was professor at the Univ. of Kansas (1906–10) and at the Univ. of Pittsburgh (1910–14). In Kansas he introduced the system of fellowships for research in industrial chemistry that became the basic plan of the Mellon Institute (now part of Carnegie-Mellon Univ.) and greatly furthered the discovery of new products and new processes. He wrote several books for laymen.
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