Sherman Fried was a chemist at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory ("Met Lab") during the Manhattan Project.
Fried received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. From 1942 to 1943, he worked at Northwestern University. In 1943, he joined the Met Lab as a chemistry research assistant.
Following World War II, he remained in the Chicago area and worked at Argonne National Laboratory, the predecessor to the Met Lab. Later, Fried worked at the University of California Berkeley's Radiation Laboratory from 1960 to 1966. His research focus was the chemistry of actinide elements.
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