Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He retired from Occidental Chemical Corporation in 2015 after 37 years in positions including technology, commercial development and environmental policy. He now heads his own company, Carroll Applied Science, LLC and is an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana.
Bill has served as President and as Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), one of three living members to hold both offices. He is a Fellow of ACS as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2009 he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.
Bill has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Indiana and DePauw, and numerous ACS division and local section awards. He is active on the ACS Committee for Professional Training, the ACS Insurance Trust, the ACS Careers, and is a Certified Retirement Coach. He holds two patents and has over seventy-five publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration, plastics recycling, sustainability and… popular music history and analytics.