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Chapter: C. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Suggested Citation:"C. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS." National Research Council. 1990. Liquid Crystalline Polymers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1623.
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Suggested Citation:"C. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS." National Research Council. 1990. Liquid Crystalline Polymers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1623.
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Appendix C BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS EDWARD T. SAMULSKI received his B.S. degree from Clemson University and a Ph.D in chemistry from Princeton University. After postdoctoral research in Groningen and Texas, he joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut. He is currently professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests are liquid crystals; biological macromolecules and synthetic polymers; and application of magnetic resonance techniques to study molecular dynamics of polymer solutions, melts and liquid crystal phases. MORTON M. DENN received his B.S.E. degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He was employed at the University of Delaware before joining the University of California at Berkeley, where he is professor of chemical engineering and Program Leader for Polymers and Composites in the Center for Advanced Materials at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His research interests are polymer processing; rheology; non- Newtonian fluid mechanics; polymer/nonpolymer surface interactions; and process simulation, stability, and control. DONALD B. DUPRE received his B.A. degree from Rice University and M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry at Princeton University. He was employed at North American Rockwell Corporation and is currently professor of chemistry at the University of Louisville. His research interests are laser light scattering spectroscopy and chemical physics of polymers and liquid crystals. NATHAN D. FIELD received his B.S. degree from the City College of New York and Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He is presently a consultant in Elkins Park, PA. Most recently he was vice-president of R&D at Dartco Manufacturing, Inc. where Xydar~ LCP polyesters were developed. Prior to that, his experience included City University of New York, Playtex International, GAF Corporation, Atlantic Refining, and DuPont. His interests include liquid crystalline polymers, engineering resins, polymer blends, polymer structure-processing-property relationships, polymer synthesis, water soluble-swellable polymers, and surface-active chemistry. ANSELM C. GRIFFIN III received his B.S. from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently professor of chemistry and polymer science at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests are structure-property relationships in liquid crystals; solid state-chemistry; and liquid crystalline polymers. MICHAEL JAFFE received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently a research fellow at Hoechst-Celanese _ . . . . xesearc ~ Jivlslon. His research interests are morphology of crystalline high polymers; transition behavior of polymers; and structure-property relationships of polymers and related materials. 105

106 STEPHANIE L. KWOLEK received her B.S. degree at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and an honorary D.Sc. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Until retiring, she was research associate in the Textile Fibers Department, Pioneering Research Laboratory, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc. Her research interests are condensation polymers; high-temperature polymers; low-temperature interracial and solution polymerizations; high-tenacity and high- modulus fibers and films; and liquid crystalline polymers and solutions. MALCOLM B. POLK received his B.S. degree at the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He was employed by DuPont, Prairie View College, U.S. Department of the Interior, and Atlanta University. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Textile Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are synthesis and characterization of liquid crystalline block copolyesters and copolyamides. DUSAN C. PREVORSEK received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Ljubljana. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and the Textile Research Institute. He is currently manager of polymer science at Allied-Signal Corporation. His research interests are structure of complex organic molecules; theoretical and experimental viscoelasticity, diffusion, and fracture; textile and tire mechanics; synthesis and properties of ordered copolymers; polymer compatibility; interpenetrating networks; composites; and adhesion. MONTGOMERY T. SHAW received B.ChE. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Princeton University. He was employed at Union Carbide Corporation. He is currently a professor at the University of Connecticut. His interests are research directed at relating the physical and chemical behavior of high polymers to the structure of the polymer and developing the theory and experiments to substantiate these relationships. ULRICH SUTER received his diploma in chemical engineering and a Sc.D. at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich. He was employed at that institution and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is currently a professor at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule. His research interests are physical polymer chemistry, statistical mechanics of polymers, amorphous polymers, and spectroscopy, including scattering and optical activity. DAVID J. WILLIAMS received his B.S. degree from Le Moyne College and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Rochester. He is currently manager of physical chemistry at Xerox Corporation. His research interests are mechanistics of photogeneration and transport of electronic charge in organic and polymeric materials; pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance; electron spin resonance; electrical measurements; and optical spectroscopy.

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