Fred I. Nobel Dies, Co-Inventor of Electroplating Process was 98

Fred I. Nobel, a chemical engineer who held dozens of patents and worked to make electroplating processes more environmentally safe, died Aug. 3 at his Roslyn home of natural causes. He was 98.

Nobel was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Patterson, New Jersey. He grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn during the Depression.

He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The City College of New York and a master’s in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering) in 1947.

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