Fate, 4 Nov 1971
Dr Nolan is Credited With Chemical Patents Dr George Nolan, son of Mr and His work in developing new Mrs Fate Nolan of Stilwell has processes of extracting useful en- nine chemical patents to his name, crgy from ever-decreasing natural Dr Nolan, associate professor of sources should be vital to man's chemistry at Northeastern State existence within the next half cent- Collegc, Tahlequah, is regarded as ury, it was pointed out. one of the outstanding faculty Nolan's latest field of research members in NSC's science depart- concerns production of hydrogen ment. • from water by use of metaloxides. His most recent patent granted This will be useful in converting by the U.S. Patent Office deals coal, a3 a raw material, into liqui- with a process that aids in produc- [j e d hydrocarbons that will aid in tion of such items as food wrap- producing gasoline. Nolan, who is married to the former Phyllis Reddell of Stilwell, received his Bachelor of Science degree from NSC in 1958, his Master's degree in chemistry in 1961, and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1964, both from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He was employed by Phillips pings, packaging and fibers for rugs, clothing and rubber. Other patents granted to him generally accomplish production processes more economically than did previous patents. Some of his patents which in- .iyplve the isomer.ization of straight chain hydrocarbons arc useful in increasing the octane rating of gas- . . , r - oline and decreasing the gasoline Petroleum Co. until 1968 when he pollutants now used in cars. joined the NSC faculty.