Louis A. Rosenthal, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on January 24, 2008. Professor Rosenthal was a member of the Engineering Department.
Louis A. Rosenthal, 85, of Monroe Township died on Jan. 24 at home. Born in New York City, Mr. Rosenthal lived in Highland Park before moving to Monroe Township 29 years ago. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from City College of New York and his M.S. in electrical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He was a professor of electrical engineering at Rutgers University for 37 years, earning the status of distinguished professor. He was also a development scientist at Union Carbide for 35 years, where he pioneered the treatment of plastic film to allow printing on plastic. He also consulted for a wide variety of companies, including the Naval Ordnance Labs and Jet Propulsion Labs. Mr. Rosenthal was the author of 62 published articles and received 22 patents. His major areas of expertise included explosive hazards and static electricity, where he was considered to be a world expert. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther Rosenthal, in 1982, and his sister, Beatrice Isaacs. Surviving are two sons, Joel Rosenthal and his wife, Rosemarie, of Edison and Bruce Rosenthal and his wife, Vicki, of Los Gatos, Calif.; a daughter, Amy Wrzesinski and her husband, Chris, of Somerset; a sister, Irma Sragg of Long Island, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Rachel Sarah Domingo and her husband, Edward; and his loving companion of 23 years, Florence Marks of Monroe Township.