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Selected Professional Activities

Author or coauthor of some 530 publications, patents, and presentations; lecturer in 19 foreign countries

Researcher supported by 22 governmental agencies and private organizations (1986- ), including the Materials Research and Chemistry Divisions of the National Science Foundation

Domestic and international consultant for 47 governmental agencies and private firms (1985- )

Distinguished Visiting Professor and Official Guest, Beijing Institute of Technology (1996), Russian Academy of Sciences (1992), USSR Academy of Sciences (1990)

American Chemical Society: Executive Committee Member-At-Large (1995), Virginia Section; Board of Directors (1970), Awards and Nominations Committee Chair (1969), Southeastern Texas (Houston) Section; Speakers Bureau, Division of Polymer Chemistry (1976- )

Organizer and Chair, International Symposium on “PVC and Related Polymers: Chemistry and Applications”, 222nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL (2001)

Organizer, Director, and principal Instructor, Continuing Education courses on chlorinated polymers at Norsk Hydro, Porsgrunn, Norway (1998); Akzo Nobel, Dobbs Ferry, NY (1996); Union Carbide, Bound Brook, NJ (1996); William & Mary (1995, 1993)

Scientific Advisor, European Multinational Environmental Research Project on PVC in Soil and Landfills (1995-1999)

Chair, Chemistry Subpanel, and Member, Panel on Physical Sciences and Engineering, Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985-1986)

External Thesis Examiner for McMaster University, Canada (1994); MacQuarie  University, Australia (1991); McGill University, Canada (1989); Indian Institute of Technology, India (1988)

Charter member, Department of Chemistry Advisory Council, Virginia Tech (1998- )

Wall Street Journal Opinion Leader Panelist (1995- )