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.