Donald Frankel was born in 1928. He served in the US Army 1946-67. During this time he received a BS in Chemistry in 1952 from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve).
Frnakel’s first job was in Cleveland with a fiber company doing methods development and QC management. He moved to California in 1955 to work for a large chemical company in a small pesticide research lab as an analytical chemist using IR & GC. He was fortunate to be able to publish some of my work.
He left the lab in 1958 to work as a sales engineer for an instrument company. After 15 years working for instrument companies, he started his own company, Dana Scientific, selling, servicing and consulting on analytical instrumentation.
Frankel has served on a multitude of organizing committees for the Pacific Conference (ACS Western Regional). His memberships include the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. The SAS elected him to Emeritus status upon his retirement.