Forrest Fenton Cleveland (1906 - 1985)
- A.B., Physics, Transylvania College
- M.S., Physics, University of Kentucky
- Ph.D., Physics, University of Kentucky - A Study of the Magnetic Forces between Moving Charges
- 1935 - 1939
- Professor of Physics, Lynchberg College
- 1939 - 1940
- Assistant Professor of Physics, Armour Institute of Technology
- 1940 - 1943
- Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
- 1943 - 1972
- Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
Forrest Cleveland was an active contributor to the field of molecular
spectroscopy. While at IIT, he founded the spectroscopy laboratory whose
research focused on molecular spectroscopy, Raman and infrared spectroscopy
of polyatomic molecules, and the theory of vibrational spectra. Cleveland
had a very successful career in physics with over 80 publications. After
retiring from IIT, Cleveland became Adjunct Professor of Electrical
Engineering at University of kentucky, Lexington until his death in 1985.
Cleveland was notable for his support of common language. In fact, he
founded (in 1952) and continued to publish the journal, Spectroscopia
Molecular, entirely in interlingua for over 27 years.
Notable Publications at IIT
"A Simple Device for Rapid Production of Photographic Copies",
F.F. Cleveland, American Journal of Physics 8, 261 (1940).
"A Method for Obtaining Depolarization Factors of Raman Lines, with
Results for Carbon Tetrachloride and Toluene", F.F. Cleveland, Journal
of Chemical Physics 13, 101 (1945).
"Application of Group Theory to the Calculation of Vibrational
Frequencies of Polyatomic Molecules", A.G. Meister and F.F. Cleveland,
American Journal of Physics 14, 13 (1946).
"Potential Constants and Thermodynamic Properties of Ozone",
F.F. Cleveland and M.J. Klein, Journal of Chemical Physics 20, 337 (1952)",
"An International Language for Science", F.F. Cleveland,
"American Journal of Physics 21, 471 (1953).
-  Interlingua Institute: A History, Frank Esterhill, p17
(Interlingua Institute, New York, 2000). [ISBN 0-917848-02-0]