Ron Kurtus' Chemistry Credentials
(revised 10 June 2012)
Ron Kurtus majored in both Mathematics and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, including extensive studies in Chemistry. He did his graduate work in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in Mathematics at the University of Missouri.
Kurtus worked for a number of years doing scientific work at various companies, including performing chemical experiments on enhanced photographic development techniques for reconnaissance aircraft and optical coating materials for McDonnell Aircraft Co. He also developed infrared sensors for weather satellites for the Santa Barbara Research Center, tested electro-optical systems for Hughes Aircraft Co. and managed the development of laser space weapons for the Air Force’s Strategic Defense Initiative programs.
He taught Physical Science, which included a section on Chemistry, at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. He also taught Mathematics at the University of Missouri and at Waukesha County Technical College.
Ron also had a Technical Writing business, which helped hone his skills in presenting material in technical areas, such as Physical Science and Chemistry.
Kurtus has written two books: Gravity and Gravitation: Derivations, Equations and Applications and Tricks for Good Grades: Strategies to Succeed in School.
Material he has written has been also been cited in 145 published books, including Physics textbooks and a book published by NASA.