Mr. Han, Penn Museum
Mark C. Han, former research chemist in the Penn Museum from 1959-1979, passed away, October 4 from cancer at the age of 79.
At the Penn Museum's Applied Science Center for Archaeology (MASCA), Mr. Han set up and ran a research effort in thermoluminescence dating of pottery. After the funding ran out, he took a job with DuPont at their Experimental Station where he managed their GPC chromatography lab in the analytical division until his retirement. He also taught at Delaware Technical Community College and continued to do so even after retirement.
Born July 2, 1934, in the city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, Mr. Han came to the United States in 1953 and graduated from Erskine College in South Carolina. He earned two masters degrees from Penn, one in 1961 in chemistry and the other in 1964 in chemical engineering.
Mr. Han is survived by his wife, Gloria; sons, Daniel and David; sister, Mary Richard; and grandchildren, Andrew, Rachel, Abigail and Emily.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmington Community Evangelical Church,1512 Brackenville Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707 or to Delaware Hospice, www.delawarehospice.org
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