Dr. Gertrud Kornfeld

Title: Dr.
Prename: Gertrud
Surname: Kornfeld
Profession: Chemist
Birthday: 07/25/1891
Place of birth: Prague
Date of death: 07/04/1955
Place of death: Rochester, NY
Education: 1910–15 university studies (chemistry, physical chemistry) in Prague; 1915 doctorate
Career: 1914–18 demonstrator, from 1915 assistant professor in Prague; 1919–25 unpaid researcher at the Hannover College of Technology; 1925–29 researcher at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Berlin; 1927 Prussian citizenship; 1928 university lecturer qualification in chemistry; 1929 senior assistant at the Institute of Technology, University of Berlin; 1933 banned from teaching and dismissed; 1933 emigrates to Britain; 1933–34 research fellow in the University of Nottingham physics department; 1934–35 British Federation of University Women (BFUW) German Scholar Residential Fellow at Crosby Hall and research fellow in the department of astronomy, Imperial College, University of London; 1935–36 American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship for research in Vienna; 1937 emigrates to the United States with AAUW support; 1938–55 scientist at the Research Laboratory Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, NY
Memberships: German Federation of University Women (DAB)
Biographical literature: Annette Vogt, “Von Prag in die ‘neue Welt’: Die Wege der Chemikerin Gertrud Kornfeld,” in *1933 Circuli 2003*, ed. Jana Nekvasilová (Prague: National Technical Museum, 2003), 281–97; “Women of Attainment: Dr. Gertrude Kornfeld,” *Museum Service* (ed. Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences), March/April 1939: 65
Major works: “Über Hydrate in Lösung” (diss.), *Monatshefte für Chemie und verwandte Teile anderer Wissenschaften* 36 (1915), no. 10: 865–97; “Der Wirkungsquerschnitt von Gasmolekülen in der chemischen Kinetik” (1928), “Latent-image distribution by X-ray exposures,” *Journal of the Optical Society of America* 39 (1949), no. 12: 1020–1