Franklin M. Harold

Franklin Harold

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Colorado State University
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Franklin Harold, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bioenergetics.

Dr. Harold was interested in science at an early age and began his own experiments in the field by purchasing chemicals from his local pharmacist and running experiments that helped him learn inorganic chemistry. After growing up in Germany and Palestine, he relocated to the United States and earned a Bachelor of Science from the City College of New York in 1952. He continued at the University of California Berkeley to earn a PhD in 1955. He later received an honorary doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Osnabruck in 1984. In his career, he was greatly influenced by Peter Mitchell, a well-established British microbiologist who developed a revolutionary theory on how bio-genetics worked.

In his career, Dr. Harold was especially interested in the field of bioenergetics, which is the study of how living things generate useful energy and what is done with it. He began teaching at the University of Colorado in 1963 and remained at the institution until his retirement in 1995. Upon retiring, he was bestowed the honorary rank of professor emeritus. He has also worked in various positions for the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory and Medicine. Dr. Harold was a Fulbright fellow in Tehran from 1969 to 1970 and a visiting fellow for Australian National University in 1975. He has authored many works, including, “The Vital Force-A Study of Bioenergetics,” “The Way of the Cell, Molecules, Organisms and the Order of Life” and “In Search of Cell History, The Evolution of Life’s Building Blocks” among many other publications. Though retired, he continues to contribute to literary work on science.

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