Dr. Paul Hutsell Maupin Jr., 59, of Potomac, Md., passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10:22 p.m. at his home.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1954, in Cleveland.
He was the son of Paul and Ruth Morrison Maupin.
He attended Cleveland High School, had a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his doctorate from William Marsh Rice University, Houston, Texas. His research interests included mechanistic and synthetic aspects of organic chemistry, catalysis, polymer science, and membrane separation technologies.
He was employed at the United States Department of Energy as the program manager for the Chemical Energy and Chemical Engineering program. He oversaw research critical to the development of lithium ion batteries. He also was an associate researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] and published numerous scientific papers.
In addition to his great academic and career achievements, he loved playing the guitar, mandolin and making music with his bluegrass friends.
Survivors include: his wife, Olga Maupin of Potomac, Md.; son, Cameron Evans of Clarksville; daughter, Alexa Annie Maupin of Potomac; stepson, Maxim of Potomac; brother-in-law, Jerry Byous of Cleveland; niece, Melissa Byous-Wooten of Panama City, Fla.; nephews: Jerry Lee Byous and Toby Byous, both of Cleveland; aunt, Joyce Maupin of Cleveland; uncle, Kermit Maupin of Cleveland; ; special cousin, Burl Maupin of Knoxville; several cousins; great-nieces; and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Dickerson, Md. on Aug. 16, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Going Home Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.