Otto Vogl, 85, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, died April 27 at home.
Born in Traiskirchen, Austria, near Vienna, he studied organic chemistry, receiving his doctorate from the University of Vienna in 1950, having completed his thesis on steroids. He became an instructor at the Chemical Institute of the University of Vienna.
In 1953, he came to the U.S.to the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow. He moved to Princeton University where he continued his research. In 1956, he joined the polychemicals department of Du Pont in Wilmington, Del.