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Leo A. Ohlinger

Senior Engineer; Section ChiefChicago, IL

EngineerManhattan Project Veteran

Leo A. Ohlinger was a senior engineer at the University of Chicago Met Lab. Ohlinger was also Section Chief of P-IX, Engineering Physics.

He worked in the Theoretical Group under Eugene Wigner and was involved in the design of water-cooled production reactors. These designs were the basis for the production reactors at Hanford.

Ohlinger later shared the patent for the design of the reactors. He was also a signer of the Szilard Petition.

Leo A. Ohlinger's Timeline
19421946 Worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago Met Lab.
1945 Signed the Szilard Petition.

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