Brigham Young University. Center for Thermochemical Studies

The Center for Thermochemical Studies was established in 1969 by Jim Christensen and Reed Izatt. Delbert J. Eatough was the only other director of the Center. In 1976, the Center was renamed.


Established: 1969

Abolished: 1976

Location: Provo, Utah (1969-1976)


The principal objective of the Center for Thermochemical Studies is the development of strong interdisciplinary research programs in several areas of chemistry. Problems of interest to industry, government, and the University are studied by faculty members and visiting scientists and involve the training of both graduate and undergraduate students. Basic and applied research programs are conducted at the center, with emphasis upon (1) thermochemical studies, ranging from the determination of mechanisms for metal ion transport through membranes to the measurement of the values of thermodynamic properties associated with liquid-liquid separation technology, and (2) chemical studies, which focus upon the biological effects of trace metals. Titration calorimetry is the principal research tool used.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Center was run by, first, a supervisor and then a director who reported to the Department of Chemistry as well as the Research Division.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Chemistry (1969-1976)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Research Division (1969-1976)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Thermochemical Institute (1976)

Associated Archival Materials

Correspondence, 1972-1975. (UA 58)


Brigham Young University Annual Catalog 1972-1973 p. 67 (Function; Delbert J. Eatough)

Thermochimica Acta Volume 300 (1997) p. 259 (Began in 1969 under Reed Izatt; within dept. of Chemistry)

UA 909 (Name change in 1976)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00116

Creator: UPB/ARC