Brittain Biography

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  • Curriculum Vita

    WILLIAM J. BRITTAIN

    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

    Texas State University-San Marcos

    601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Voice: 512-245-3088, Fax: 512-245-2374

    wb20@txstate.edu

     

    EXPERIENCE

    • Director, NSF-PREM Center on Interfaces in Materials, Texas State University, 2012-present.
    • Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University, 2010-present.
    • Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2009-2010, Division of Chemistry, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.
    • Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2008-2009, Division of Materials Research, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.
    • Owner, Global Chemical Group, 2008-present.
    • Vice-President, Global Chemical Research, Bausch & Lomb, 2006-2008.
    • Chairman, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, 1998-2001.
    • Professor of Polymer Science, University of Akron, 1998-2006.
    • Associate Professor of Polymer Science, University of Akron, 1994-1998.
    • Assistant Professor of Polymer Science, University of Akron, 1990-1994.
    • Senior Research Chemist, E. I. DuPont, 1984-1990.

    EDUCATION

    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1982-84, Duke University, Durham, NC
    • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry May, 1982, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
    • BS June 1977, Major: Chemistry, summa cum laude, Univ. of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

    HONORS

    • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, 2001, University of Akron
    • Chair, American Chemical Society, Polymer Chemistry Division, 2001.
    • GenCorp Signature Research Award, 1997.
    • Outstanding Chemistry Major, University of Northern Colorado: 1975, 1976, 1977.