WOODSIDE, Calif. -- Maurice L. Huggins, an internationally-acclaimed structural chemist and former manager of the Stanford Research Institute, has died at age 84.
Huggins, a Berkeley, Calif., native who studied chemistry at the University of California, subsequently held faculty positions at Stanford University, Johns Hopkins and the University of Rochester.
He had been actively involved in fundamental research at his home-office in Woodside until his death of heart failure on Thursday.
Huggins was author or co-author of over 240 scientific papers and over a dozen books in his career.
Most of Huggins' scientific work involved the theory of atomic bonding and relationships between bonding and atomic arrangements and macroscopic properties in crystalline solids, glasses, molecular solutions and polymers.
He is survived by two sons, a brother, three sisters and six grandchildren.