Obituary: Paul Dubin, Retired Research Professor of Chemistry

Paul Dubin
Paul Dubin

Paul Dubin, 77, of Northampton, a retired part-time research professor of chemistry, died May 23.

Born in New York City, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and City College of New York and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. In the early 1970s he was a post-doctoral research associate at UMass Amherst in polymer science and engineering.

He worked as a chemistry professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for many years. Since 2005, he had been back at UMass Amherst as a part-time research professor in the department of chemistry.

He loved to travel, and had many former students, friends, and research associates all over the world. He had a special love of Japan, and was honored there with a chemistry symposium in 2015. He was especially concerned with nuclear disarmament, and was a leader in the nuclear weapons freeze movement. 

He is survived by Nancy, his wife of almost 48 years; son Jeff and daughter-in-law Charlene; and brother-in-law Gene Brown and his partner Harilyn Rousso.

Memorial arrangements are private.

Donations in his honor may be made to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Squash and Education Alliance, or Mangala Shri Bhuti.