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Bobbie Crowe
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Harry Jones
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Richard Wright
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Harold Ritter
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Joseph Tabler
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Bonnie Moore
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Steve Napier
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Condolence From: Calvin Bartholomew
Condolence: Burt was fine scientist and very productive He was a pioneer especially in the area of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. He did a great service to the catalysis society by recording many of the talks given at important catalysis meeting I will miss seeing his big smile and hearing his hearty laugh.
Sunday October 21, 2018
Condolence From: Steve LeViness
Condolence: It is hard for me to believe that Burt won't be sitting in the front row with his video camera at nearly every chemical engineering and fuel chemistry meeting in the future. He was a fantastic scientist as well as a fantastic person. My condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. You will be sorely missed Burt, and I am a better person for having known you all these years. Steve LeViness
Thursday October 04, 2018
Condolence From: Andrei Khodakov
Condolence: This is a huge loss. Burt Davis is one of the fathers of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and modern catalysis.
I met him in many conferences and congresses and always had very interesting and motivating discussions. I will keep forever in my heart his eternal enthusiasm, open mind and scientific curiosity. He was really a great person.
My deepest and most sincere condolences go to Burt’s family!
Thursday October 04, 2018
Condolence From: Amit Sarkar
Condolence: I feel like I’ve lost my father again! I cannot imagine anyone else in his position who has always been so helpful to me in so many ways: great mentor; excellent Supervisor to work for; and, the most knowledgeable source on so many topics! I can never forget Burt’s kindness and so nice way to treat others. He was always a role-model for highest academic and professional standards! May Peace and Joy be with him in Heaven! Rest in Peace Burt!
Wednesday October 03, 2018
Condolence From: T Bennett
Condolence: Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Also please be comforted as this hour by "the God of all comfort." 2Cor.1:3&4
Tuesday October 02, 2018
Condolence From: Yaying Ji
Condolence: Burt is one of the greatest scientist and kindest person I have known in my life and career. He always makes things easy to people with his understanding and kindness. I appreciate him for everything he did to me. He will be in my heart forever.
May Peace and Joy be with him in Heaven.
Tuesday October 02, 2018
Condolence From: Uschi Graham
Condolence: The world is a greater place because of Burtron H. Davis, an amazing scientist, colleague and family man. Burt Davis captured the History of Catalysis including videography of many Greats in the field for all to see. He allowed me to take videos and tape interviews of his research. Those will be shared and memorialized. I will never forget his kindness, humor and wit and I am forever grateful to him.
Tuesday October 02, 2018
Condolence From: Christopher Jones
Condolence: Burt was a vibrant figure in the heterogeneous catalysis community. He was a friend, a fountain of knowledge, and a wonderful researcher. His passing will deeply affect many dozens of researchers worldwide. Deepest condolences are offered to his family and closest friends on behalf of the North American Catalysis Society and ACS Catalysis.
Tuesday October 02, 2018
Condolence From: Wilson Shafer
Condolence: I had the wonderful opportunity to work under Dr. Davis’ guidance for close to 11 years, having never heard of Fischer-Tropsch when I started. Through his patience, guidance and wisdom, I was able to grow quickly to forever have my career changed. Burt paved the way for me to obtain a Ph.D. part-time while working full-time under him. I am truly honored to have been able to work under such an extraordinary scientist. So many times, the hallways were filled with his booming laughter. I am truly sad to see him go as he provided so much. As I now roll into a faculty career, I am taking from his excellent example. I cannot thank him enough for all that he did. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family during this time of great loss.
Tuesday October 02, 2018
Condolence From: Wenping Ma
Condolence: Life is unpredictable. Just 10 days ago, we had a group lunch with Burt at Pepe’s Mi Mexico in Georgetown. Burt’s eyes were still as bright as before, he was still humorous and brought us lots of smiles and happiness, just as before. But just a week later, Burt, you left us. In a deeply memorizing mood I say last words to you.

I have been working with Burt's group for the last 12 years, I witnessed what a great mentor, a greater leader, an outstanding scientist he was.

Burt, you are so dedicated and diligent. Burt never stopped working until his last minutes. 6 days a week, from 8am and 6 pm every day. An amazing thing is that during the past 12 years Burt's group published more than 250 scientific papers, I know he reviewed each paper before submission. Even he suffered from illness in the last month, Burt with amazing willpower, reviewed papers for us, I was touched with tears;

Burt, you are such a great scientist pursing scientific truth. Burt was always open to accept new findings and new thoughts of us. You set a good example for us to looking for right things.

Thanks for Burt’s great love and cares of us. Most exciting thing for us was he promised and invited groups of people for lunch for many times, after publishing papers or when some employees left for a new job, Burt always paid bill for all of us. I remembered the most flavorful restaurant you liked to go to was at the Marriott along Newtown Pike and the Chinese royal buffet in Georgetown.

I would like to especially thank Burt for giving me every opportunity to develop in the specialty, including supervising me, publishing papers and supporting me to attend many national and international meetings.

In the Bible, Timothy 2 chapter 7 Paul said, I have made a good fight, I have come to the end of my journey, I have kept the faith. This right reflects what Burt completed in his career. Burt you are in another perfect world now, but your working philosophy, spirit of dedication and sacrifice to the FTS and catalysis, optimistic attitude to the life and love to us will continuously inspire us to move forward.

Wenping Ma on 9/30/18
Monday October 01, 2018

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