External Professonal Activities


  • Discussion Leader: Polymer Colloids: Fundamentals and Applications, and Panelist: Polymer Colloids: Qup Vadis, International Polymer Colloids Group Conference, iL Ciocco, Italy, July 6-11, 2009

  • Member, Board of Directors, Discovery Center, 2004 -Present

  • Invited Lecturer, 40th World Polymer Congress MACRO 2004, July 4 -9, 2004,Paris, France.

  • Member, International Advisory Committee, MCC 2004 - International Conference and Exhibition on "Macromolecular Science and its Impact on Industries", September 27 -29, 2004, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

  • Member, Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Polymers in Dispersed Media,PDM 2004, Aprill 4 -8, 2004, Lyon, France.

  • Plenary Speaker, 8th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC -8) Bangkok, Thailand, November 24 -27, 2003.

  • Co -Chair, Engineering Foundation Conference on Polymer Colloids, Germany, July 2002

  • Co -organizer, "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology", Annual Short Course, Davos, Switzerland, 1974 -present.

  • Co -Chair, Engineering Foundation Conference on Polymer Colloids, Hamburg, Germany, July 2002.

  • Panel Member, “Minority ChE Faculty 2001+: Workshop to Develop Minority Leaders in The ChE Academy ”,Co -sponsored by NSF and AIChE Minority Affairs Committee, March 4 -6, 2001.

  • Voting Representative for Lehigh University, Council for Chemical Research, Inc., 1997 – 2001.

  • Chairman and Organizer, 74th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2000.

  • Member of International Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Polymers in Dispersed Media, Lyon, France, April 11 -15, 1999.

  • Co-organizer, Symposium "Emulsion Polymers", for PMSE, National ACS Meeting, Anaheim, California, March 21 -25, 1999.

  • Fundraising presentation to Lehigh University Alumni, Palm Beach, Florida, November 1998
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  • Co -organizer, Symposium 11.1, Polymer Colloids, 37th Annual International Symposium on Macromolecules World Polymer Congress - MACRO98 of the Macromolecular Division of IUPAC, Australia, July 12 -17, 1998.

  • Vice-Chairman, North American Organizing Committee, 7th Iketani Conference, International Symposium on Advanced Technology of Fine Particles, October 14 -17, 1997, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Member, NSF Panel for Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Proposals in the Chemical Reaction Processes Program, January 27, 1996.

  • Member, Scientific Board, Organizing Committee, and invited Speaker, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Recent Advances in Dispersed Polymers, San Sebastian, Spain, July 1996.

  • Organizer, Fourth Pacific Polymer Federal Conference, Symposium on: Emulsion, Suspension, and Dispersion Polymerizations, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kauai, Hawaii, December 12 -16, 1995.

  • Member, Advisory Program Committee, Conference on Multi-Phase Materials Prepared by Emulsion Polymerization, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, April 4-7, 1995.

  • Participant in developing an educational curriculum for an undergraduate polymer program in Chemical Engineering at Kuwait University, Kuwait, March 10 -18, 1995.

  • Co Organizer, International Symposium on Surface Phenomena and Latexes in Water-Based Coatings and Printing Technology, Symposium Sponsor: Fine Particle Society.Las Vegas, Nevada, July 13 17, 1992.

  • Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Polymer Colloids for 1991.

  • Organizer, Symposium honoring Robert M. Fitch, "Preparation, Properties and Applications of Polymer Latexes", 201st National ACS Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1991.

  • Co Chairman, 64th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, 1990.

  • Vice Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on "Polymer Colloids", 1989

  • Chairman, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Polymer Colloids, Racine, WI, June 30 -July 4, 1987.

  • Organizer, first AIChE Symposium on "Polymer Colloids", 5 sessions, AIChE National Meeting, Houston, Texas, March 25 30, 1983.

  • Session Chairman, 180th ACS National Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24-29, 1980.

  • Session Chairman, Symposium on Polymer Colloids, 3rd International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-25, 1979.






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