James Lu Valle
Scotts Valley CA 95067

James E. Lu Valle received his BA in 1936 and his MS in 1937, both from UCLA. He then came to Caltech for his PhD. While at UCLA he was on the 1936 United States Olympic Team and won a bronze metal in the 400 meters in Berlin. His positions included research associate at Kodak; visiting lecturer at Brandeis University; senior scientist at Technical Operations, Inc., and director of research at Fairchild Space and Defense Systems. In 1971 Lu Valle began his association with Stanford, becoming director of the Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories in 1975. He designed summer chemistry programs for minority students and was a popular lecturer. Lu Valle retired in 1984. His professional memberships included the AAAS, the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, the Royal Photographic Society, and the New York Academy of Science. He was a Fellow of the Chemical Society, England, and of the American Institute of Chemists. Dr. Lu Valle passed away in 1993.

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