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NDSU faculty member named ACS fellow




The American Chemical Society has named Dean C. Webster, professor and chair of coatings and polymeric materials, to the 2016 class of ACS fellows. The group includes 57 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and given important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

The fellows will be recognized at a ceremony and reception on Monday, Aug. 22, during the society’s 252nd National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia.

“I am honored to be recognized as a fellow of the American Chemical Society,” said Webster. “I have immensely enjoyed my involvement with ACS since my undergraduate years and I am grateful for all of the colleagues and students who have made reaching this milestone possible and also enjoyable.

Webster joined the NDSU faculty in 2001 after working in industry for more than 17 years. At Sherwin-Williams Co., he was involved in resin development for industrial coatings and long-range research in new resins and crosslinking chemistry. While in Chicago, he helped develop the coatings technology program at DePaul University and taught a course in coatings resin technology. At Eastman Chemical Co., he led project teams in applications development for new monomers, new chemistry for coatings systems and polymer development for coatings.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and doctorate in materials engineering science from Virginia Tech.

The American Chemical Society is chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, the organization is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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