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James D. D'Ianni

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Fields  Polymer science
Field  Polymer science
Died  2007
Awards  Charles Goodyear Medal
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Institutions  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Known for  Development of synthetic rubber
Notable awards  Charles Goodyear Medal (1977)
Alma mater  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Notable award  Charles Goodyear Medal (1977)
Institution  Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

James Daniel D'Ianni (1914–2007) was a scientist at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company noted for his contributions to the development of synthetic rubber.


D'Ianni spent his career with Goodyear, except for a leave he took in 1946 to serve as chief of the polymer research branch of the Office of Rubber Reserve. In 1978, he retired from Goodyear as Director of Research.

D'Ianni was a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Academy of Sciences. He served as president of ACS and as head of its rubber division. He was the first ACS President to travel to China in that capacity. In 1977, the ACS Rubber Division honored D'Ianni with the Charles Goodyear Medal.


D'Ianni was born in Akron, Ohio on March 11, 1914. He married Dorothy Osterstock, also from Akron, in 1940. He died on August 14, 2007, in Akron, at age 93.


  • B.S., Chemistry, The University of Akron, 1934
  • Ph.D.,Organic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1938, under advisor Homer Adkins.
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School.
  • References

    James D. D'Ianni Wikipedia

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