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PMSE Programme Making & Special Events (UK Office of Communications) ), Washington, D.C., has selected its class of Fellows for 2007. The Fellows Program honors a small number of PMSE members for specific technical achievements, overall advancements of the field, and service to the Division.
Induction of the eighth class of PMSE Fellows will take place at the ACS (Asynchronous Communications Server) See network access server. National Meeting on Monday, March 26 in Chicago, IL. The Fellows class of 2007 includes the following four individuals.
Mohamed El-Aasser is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Lehigh University.
Dr. El-Aasser received his undergraduate and Master's degrees from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and his Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal. Dr. El-Aasser is internationally known for his research in polymer colloids and emulsion polymerization processes.
Over the past 30 years at Lehigh University, he has produced 343 technical articles, nine patents, and edited five books based on his research efforts. His principal research interests are associated with kinetics and mechanisms of hetero-polymerization processes, which includes modeling and control, the thermodynamic and kinetic phenomena involved in developing morphological features in latex systems, and the colloidal colloidal
of the nature of a colloid.
a bath containing gelatin, bran, starch or similar substances, to relieve skin irritation and pruritus. and surface interactions in latexes and their film formation.
He is the Director of the Emulsion Polymers Institute, which interacts with industry via a successful liaison program. He and his research group at the Institute pioneered the field of mini-emulsions. Dr. El-Aasser has been the principal and co-principal investigator on many research grants and contracts with funding from NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Independent U.S. , NSF NSF - National Science Foundation , DOE, and numerous industrial companies. Founder of the NSF/IUCRC Polymer Interfaces Center at Lehigh, he was its first director.
He has also organized and chaired several meetings and symposia, most notably the Gordon Research Conference on Polymer Colloids, and the NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. Advanced Research Workshop on "Future Directions in Polymer Colloids."
James Crivello is a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, at Troy, N.Y.; coeducational; founded and opened 1824 as Rensselaer School; chartered 1826. It was called Rensselaer Institute from 1837 to 1861. .
He received his B.S. in chemistry from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, in 1962 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1966. Dr. Crivello joined the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center in 1966, where he served as a research project manger for a number of years.
His fields of activity include organic nitrations, oxidations, and arylations, polyimides, silicones, and new photo and thermal initiators for cationic cationic
having qualities dependent on having free cations available.
are wetting agents that disrupt or damage cell membranes, denature proteins and inactivate enzymes. and free radical polymerizations.
He joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988 and currently directs a number of graduate students and postdoctoral associates in various aspects of research in the synthesis of polymers and copolymers by cationic, free radical, and transition metal catalysis.
James O. Stoffer is the Curators' Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR).
He received his B.S. from Mount Union College History and profile
Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as "a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the humanities and there would be no distinction due to race, color or sex. , his Ph.D. from Purdue University, and did postdoctoral studies at Cornell University. Dr. Stoffer's research activities are centered in the area of polymers and coatings science. For over 40 years, he has taught Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry at UMR. He has also taught in UMR's paint short course program and the ACS Coatings short course.
Dr. Stoffer authored some of the earliest papers on microemulsion polymerization, ultrasonically initiated free radical catalyzed polymerizations, and microwave initiated polymerizations. With fellow co-workers, he prepared the first transparent composites for use as aircraft windows.
Recently, he and colleagues developed rare earth materials, known as Rare Earth Primer, as replacements for highly toxic chromium as the corrosion inhibitor for aluminum. Chromium VI is toxic and must be removed from the workplace and in/on products of commerce. Deft, Inc., Irvine, CA, has licensed the Rare Earth Primer technology from UMR and it meets military specifications.
Dr. Stoffer is a member of the St. Louis Society for Coatings Technology. A member of the Editorial Review Board of the JOURNAL OF COATINGS TECHNOLOGY for many years, he also served on FSCT's Education Committee. Dr. Stoffer was a member of the PMSE executive committee for several years.
He has received five outstanding teacher awards and two faculty excellence awards from UMR.
Wen-Li Wu is a NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology. Fellow and the Senior Scientist in the Polymers Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology, governmental agency within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce with the mission of "working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards" in the national interest. (NIST).
He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 at the National Taiwan University National Taiwan University (Traditional Chinese: 國立臺灣大學; Simplified Chinese: 国立台湾大学 and a Ph.D. in 1972 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, . After working for Monsanto for six years, he joined NIST in 1979.
His research interests include the applications of x-ray and neutron scattering/reflectivity to probe polymer interfaces and thin films. Dr. Wu has over 190 publications on topics including scattering theory, molecular network structure, wear behavior of dental composites, molecular dynamics in confined geometry, and electronic application of polymers.
He was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 1992, Samuel Wesley Stratton Samuel Wesley Stratton (1861 - 1931) was a U.S. administrator and educator. In March 1901, President William McKinley appointed him as the first director of the Bureau of Standards. He served until 1923. He also served as the president of MIT from January 1923 until 1930. Award in 1997, and William P. Slichter Award in 2001. He became a fellow of the American Physics Society in 1992.