DONATION OF SAMUEL KNOCHS

Samuels Knochs has gifted the Library a total of 5383 copies of chemistry editions.

These include editions in the field of chemistry, for example, editions on polymers, organic chemistry, environmental chemistry, physical and analytical chemistry, virology and clinical chemistry. With the assistance of UL honorary member Samuels Knochs, the Library has also obtained abstract journals like "Chemical Abstract" and "Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie".

The formation of S. Knochs collection was started in 1990 and, being a member of American Chemists Society and a magnificent organiser, he arranged a collection of chemistry books and journals in the USA and their delivery to UL in Latvia for a period of almost 10 years.

Samuels Knochs was born in 1926 in Aizpute and after the war he emigrated to Germany and then went to and studied in, the USA. S. Knochs acquired his degree of Bachelor of Science in chemistry in Penn State University in Pennsylvania. He became a USA and world-renowned specialist in the technical analytical chemistry and spent many years working for a number of US firms in research and development departments.

The scientific work of S. Knochs is connected with chromatographic materials research and surface characterization of materials. He has published several scientific works and received 3 patents. While visiting his homeland, S. Knochs also visited the UL and its Library.

The donated collection of Samuel Knochs is included in the stock of the Library of Natural Sciences and in Depository of the Library. Items can be ordered via the Union catalog.

 

From left: Samuel Knoh, Member of the American Society of Chemists, Honorary Member of the University of Latvia and Janis Svirksts, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Latvia at the solemn sitting of the Senate of the University of Latvia dedicated to the 87th anniversary of the founding of the University of Latvia. Photo: Toms Grinbergs

From the right: Rector of the University of Latvia Ivars Lacis presents the Diploma of an Honorary Member of the University of Latvia to Samuel Knoh, a member of the American Chemical Society, at the solemn sitting of the Senate of the University of Latvia dedicated to the 87th anniversary of the founding of the University of Latvia. Photo: Toms Grinbergs