Atomic Heritage Foundation

In partnership with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Join Today as an Atomic History Patron Member

John L. Kuranz

John L. Kuranz (1921-1995) was an American engineer, physicist, and inventor. 

During the Manhattan Project, Kuranz was a member of the Special Engineer Detachment at the University of Chicago Met Lab. He worked in the Instrument Section.

After World War II, Kuranz co-founded the Nuclear Chicago Corporation with James Schoke. He had a distinguished career in nuclear medicine. From 1962-68, Kuranz served as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Committee on Isotope Development. He was also a member of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

John L. Kuranz's Timeline

  • 1921 Jul 16th Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • 1942 Received a B.S. in Engineering from Marquette University.
  • 1942 to 1946 Worked on the Manhattan Project in the Instrument Section at the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.

Related Profiles