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Research Dates | Scientist | Origin | Position Upon Leaving

2015-2017 | Dr. Nicholas Moon | University of Minnesota | Milliken

2015-2016 | Dr. Sachin Bobade | University of Tennessee | Research Associate at EMD

2013-2014 | Dr. Zhiyang Zhang | Virginia Tech | Virginia Tech

2013-2015 | Dr. Makito Yokoe | Nagoya, Japan | Toray Co.

2012 – 2014 | Dr. Asem Abdulahad | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Jefferson College of Health Sciences

2011-2012 | Dr. Adam Smith | University of Southern Mississippi | University of Mississippi

2010-2012 | Mr. Daisuke Yamamoto | Nagoya, Japan | Toray Co.

2010-2010 | Dr. Kevin Miller | The Dow Chemical Co. | Murray State

2009-2010 | Dr. Christian Schreiner | Germany | University of Muenster

2009-2010 | Dr. Erin Murphy | UCLA | Kraton Polymers

2008-2010 | Mr. Hideki Matsumoto | Tokyo, Japan | Toray Co.

2008-2010 | Dr. Philippe Bissel | Virginia Tech | Virginia Tech

2008-2010 | Dr. Eugene Joseph | DuPont | Virginia Tech

2007-2009 | Dr. Sean Ramirez | Cornell University | United States Air Forces

2007-2008 | Dr. Takeo Suga | Japan | Waseda University

2006-2007 | Dr. Funda Senyurt | Hattiesburg, MS | Johnson & Johnson

2006-2007 | Dr. Bill Heath | University of Texas, Austin | SABIC (formerly GE)

2006-2007 | Dr. Akshay Kokil | India | Leigh University

2006-2007 | Dr. Qin Lin | Blacksburg, VA | Brewer Science

2004-2006 | Dr. Mary Dean Coleman | Blacksburg, VA | Appalachian State University

2003-2004 | Dr. Shad Mallakpour | Iran | Iran

2003-2004 | Dr. Iskendor Yilgor | Koc University, Turkey | Koc University, Turkey

2002-2006 | Dr. Cheryl Heisey | Blacksburg, VA | Kingsport, TN

2002-2004 | Dr. Taigyoo Park | Blacksburg, VA | Buffalo, NY

2001-2002 | Dr. Ejembi Onah | Dresden, Germany | Cornell University

2001-2002 | Dr. Vladimir A. Sinani | Moscow, Russia | Sekisui Chemical

2000-2002 | Dr. Koji Yamauchi | Toray, Japan | Toray Industries

2000-2001 | Dr. Zhenhe Wang | UCLA | ACS, Columbia

2000-2001 | Prof. Youngtai Yoo | Seoul, Korea | Seoul, Korea

Student | Concentration | Research Area | Post-PhD Employment

Evan Margaretta | Chemistry | Ionic Liquid Block Copolymer Membranes | —

Alison Schultz | Chemistry | Phosphonium Polymers | Owens Corning

Keren Zhang | Chemistry | Nucleobase Polymers | Dow Chemical

Chainika Jangu | MACR | Gene Delivery | 3M

Ashley Nelson | Chemistry | Polyesters | HRL

David Inglefield | Chemistry | Carbon Nanotubes | Eastman Chemical Company

Sean Hemp | Chemistry | Nucleobase Polymers | Michelin

Nancy Zhang | Chemistry | DNA-Polymer Complexes | IBM Almaden Research Center

Daniel Buckwalter | Chemistry | Siloxane Segmented Copolymers | Owens Corning

Michael Allen | Chemistry | DNA-Polymer Complexes | Adhesives Research

Mana Tamami | Chemistry | Reactive Sugars | Lubrizol

Tianyu Wu | MACR | Charged Polymers | Bausch & Lomb

Steven June | Chemistry | Synthesis of Biomacromolecules | 3M

Renlong Gao | Chemistry | Polyester Synthesis | PPG

Matthew Green | Chemical Engineering | Rheology of Biomacromolecules | Asst. Professor, Arizona State University

Shijing Cheng | Chemistry | Living Polymerization | 3M

Matthew Hunley | MACR | Biodegradable/Biological Polymers | DuPont

Matthew Cashion | Chemistry | Phospholipid Coatings/Acrylics | —

Rebecca Huyck | MILES | Acrylic Block Copolymers | Asst. Professor, Transylvania University

Gozde Ozturk | MACRO | Highly Branched Polyesters | Adhesives Research, Inc.

Andy Duncan | MACRO | Polymers for Transducers | DuPont

Anthony J. Pasquale | Chemistry | Novel Photoresists | Eastman Chemical Company

David Williamson | Chemistry | Anionic Polymerization | DuPont

Jeremy Lizotte | Chemistry | Stable Free Radical Polymerization | Eastman Chemical Company

Qin Lin | Chemistry | Functional Polyesters | 3M

Serkan Unal | Chemistry | Triglycerides and Polyester Chemistry | Asst. Professor, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

Lars Kilian | Chemistry | Photo-sensitive Polymers | Ashland Chemical

Scott Trenor | Chemistry | Adhesives Synthesis | Milliken

Casey Elkins | Chemistry | Living Polymerizations | DuPont

Matt McKee | Chemistry | Processing-Structure Relationships | PPG

Ann Fornof | Chemistry | Thin Film Coatings for Anti-Oxidation | 3M

Afia Karikari | Chemistry | Polymers for Medical Applications | Rohm and Haas

Kalpana Viswanathan | Chemistry | Smart Surfaces | 3M

Brian Mather | Chemistry | Radical Polymerization | DuPont

Tomonori Saito | Chemistry | Living Polymerization | Penn State

Sharlene Williams | Chemistry | Reactive Sugars | DuPont

John Layman | Chemistry | DNA-Polymer Complexes/Oxidation | Procter & Gamble

Student | Concentration | Research Area | Post-MS Employment

Eveline van der Aa | Chemistry | Biomedical Polymers | Laboratory Equipment Magazine

Huaiying Kang | Chemistry | Polyesters | MBA – Pamplin Business School

Philip Madison | Chemistry | Cyclodextrin Mediation | Army Research Laboratories

Erika Borgerding | Chemistry | Polyester Synthesis | Physician

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