Long-time Ames Laboratory chemist and Iowa State University Distinguished Professor John Corbett passed away early Sept 2 in Ames. Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 6 at 3:00 pm. at St. John's by the Campus (2338 Lincoln Way, stjohns-ames.org).
The obituary from the Des Moines Register can be found HERE. Sympathies may be sent to his home address: 2337 Woodview Dr, Ames, IA 50014-8529.
Corbett was born in 1926, received his PhD at the University of Washington and joined the Ames Laboratory and the Iowa State University faculty in 1952. He was a member of the National Academy of Science and was named Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 1983. He served Ames Lab as Chemistry Division Chief and was Program Director for Materials Chemistry and also chaired the ISU Chemistry Department.
Ames Laboratory's Inquiry magazine recently featured Corbett as one of the "Faces" of Ames Laboratory. You can read that feature by clicking HERE.