Day 21 Henry T. Sampson, Jr. – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Henry T. Sampson, Jr.

Henry Thomas Sampson, Jr. was born in 1934, he attended Morehouse College, but graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, later he rececied a MS, and PhD.

He is the first African American to earn a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering in the United States.

Sampson was employed as a research chemical engineer at the U.S. Naval Weapons Center in the area of high energy solid propellants and case bonding materials for solid rocket motors.

His patents included a binder system for propellants and explosives and a case bonding system for case composite propellants.  Pretty much this all just means his inventions were related to solid rocket motors.

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One Response to Day 21 Henry T. Sampson, Jr. – 28 days of Black History in Technology

  1. A great feature for today’s Black History in Technology. I was pleased to learn about his PhD in Nuclear Engineering. His patents and work are indeed important in today’s science.

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