Brigham Young University. Thermochemical Institute

The Thermochemical Institute was established in the latter half of 1976 when the Center for Thermochemical Studies was renamed. Delbert J. Eatough was the only director and the Institute was abolished in 1986.


Established: 1976

Abolished: 1986

Location: Provo, Utah (1976-1986)


The principal objective of the Institute was 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 Institute was run by 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 (1976-1986)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Research Division (1976-1986)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Center for Thermochemical Studies (1976)

Associated Archival Materials

Correspondence, 1972-1975. (UA 58)


Brigham Young University Annual Catalog 1976-1977 p. 45 (Function; Delbert J. Eatough)

UA 909 (Name change in 1976)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00135

Creator: ARC