In this interview, Herbert Morawetz traces his early life prior to leaving Czechoslovakia on the Nazi invasion and resettling in Canada, where he studied chemical engineering at the University of Toronto. He describes his introduction to industrial research work and his consequent Ph.D. study at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and late postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Morawetz outlines the circumstances of his appointment to the faculty at Brooklyn and his research and scholarly activities there. During the course of the interview Morawetz reflects on some of his graduate students, on the future of polymer education, and on international scientific collaboration.
Herbert Morawetz, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Polytechnic Institute of New York on April 1, 1986. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0032. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/q811kk726.
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