Selected Publications

Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling: The Making of a Science in America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990). Japanese translation in preparation.

"The Industrial Relations of Science: Chemical Engineering at MIT, 1900-1939," Isis 71 (1980): 531-549.

"Mathematics and the Physical Sciences in America, 1880-1930," Isis 77 (1986): 611-629. Reprinted in The Sciences in America: Readings from Isis (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

"Research Schools and their History," Osiris 8 (1993): 1-21.

"Changing Partners: The Mellon Institute, Private Industry, and the Federal Patron," Technology and Culture 35 (1994): 221-257.

"Engineers, Businessmen, and the Academy: The Beginnings of Sponsored Research at the University of Michigan," Technology and Culture 37 (1996): 721-762.

"Atomi, molecole e ioni," in Storia della Scienza, editor-in chief Sandro Petruccioli (Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 10 v., 2001-2004), vol VIII, ed. John Heilbron (2004), pp. 343-354.

A Global Society: The World Since 1900 [with Pamela Crossley and Lynn Lees] (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003; 2nd ed. 2006).

I've published an additional fifty articles, memoirs, and reviews in such journals as Science, The Journal of American History, The Journal of Intellectual History, and Isis, and in American National Biography (of which I was an associate editor).