Location: Duncan Hall 1070, Rice University (Map and parking)
Date: September 28, 2013
09:30-10:00 AM Member Registration and Networking
10:00-10:05 AM Welcome Address and Introduction of the Speaker, Teng Xu, CACS President
10:05-11:30 AM Keynote Speech: “Polyolefins: The Most Successful, Versatile Polymers”, Dr. Pat Brant
11:30-11:50 AM Q&A, Picture Time
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Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) - Southwest (SW) Chapter
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Chief Polymer Science Advisor
Global Chemical Research
Pat will cover Polyolefins: The Most Successful, Versatile Polymers. He will show how and why they are so. Pat will also share some of his thoughts and lessons learned in his distinguished career with ExxonMobil in the context of polyolefin innovations.
Pat was born in Oklahoma City, OK. He received his Bachelor's degree in chemistry from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and his PhD in Chemistry (specialization in physical-inorganic) from the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 1981, Pat joined a newly formed R&D group in ExxonMobil Chemical in Baytown. He has had a number of technical leadership and management assignments in the Company with special focus on metallocenes from the bench to commercialization. Pat became Chief Polymer Scientist in 2000. In 2005, he became interested in battery separator films for lithium ion batteries and was co-leader of a team that designed and commercialized new films over the period 2006-2010. This work resulted in a widely viewed TV commercial, many invited lectures, over 20 interviews with print and TV media, and the ICIS Best Product Innovation Award for 2008. Pat retired in 2011, but re-joined ExxonMobil as a non-regular employee in 2012 with the new title Chief Polymer Science Advisor. He is author or co-author of over 50 publications and over 70 granted US patents. He has represented ExxonMobil at a variety of venues.
Pat is married and has four daughters.