WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2008 — Pat N. Confalone, Ph.D., an executive with DuPont in Wilmington, Del., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. He will begin a three-year term Jan.1, 2009, as director from District III, which covers 11 ACS Local Sections in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Confalone, who is vice-president, Global Research & Development, Crop Protection, Agriculture and Nutrition Platform at DuPont, received his B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967, his M.S. in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1970, both from Harvard University. He and his wife, Dianne, live in Wilmington.
An ACS member since 1970, Confalone has been the chair of the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, a member of the advisory board of the ACS’s Journal of Organic Chemistry, and chair of the Committee on Chemistry & Public Affairs.
“This is a century of challenge and change for our planet. Chemists and chemical engineers will play a decisive role in confronting these challenges and bringing about changes that improve people’s lives and help us create a sustainable future,” Confalone said. “Doing these things will not be easy. But the ACS and its members can and will do their best to transform these visions into reality.”
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