WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2008 — William F. Carroll, Jr., Ph.D., a vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp., in Dallas, Texas, has been elected as director-at-large of the board of directors of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. He will begin a three-year term on Jan. 1, 2009. Carroll was ACS President in 2005.
In addition to his top management position at Occidental, Carroll is an adjunct industrial professor of chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington. Carroll received his B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University in 1973; his M.S. in organic chemistry from Tulane University in 1975; and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana University in 1978.
An ACS member since 1974, Carroll has served on numerous committees and task forces, including those focusing on budget and finance and international activities. In industry, his responsibilities have included combustion science, plastics recycling, and chemistry and the environment.
“The power of chemistry to improve people’s lives is extraordinary. That’s particularly important now as we face a number of emerging global challenges,” Carroll said. “The need for innovative solutions to these challenges has never been greater, and the ACS and our members are on the forefront of those efforts. We are committed to finding solutions to these problems and creating a sustainable future for Earth and its peoples.”
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