2012 National Election | Candidate for President-Elect, 2013
Dr. Thomas J. Barton, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
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Candidate Biographical Information:
BARTON, THOMAS J. Ames Section. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Academic Record: Lamar University, B.S. (chemistry), 1962; University of Florida, Ph.D. (organic chemistry), 1967, Ohio State University, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1967.
Honors: Visiting Professor in Global Chemistry Program of Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), 2012; First recipient of ISU Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa, 2010; Federal Laboratory Consortium Laboratory Director of the Year for Technology Transfer, 2003; ACS Midwest Award, 1995; Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry (DOE Materials Sciences Division), 1989; Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988; MASUA Honor Lecturer, 1984; Royal Chemical Society (England) Research Fellow, 1983; Second Recipient of Iowa Governor’s Science Teaching Medal, 1983; CNRS Professeur d’echange (UniversitÉ de Montpellier), 1983; Outstanding Teacher Award (Iowa State University), 1982; Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Organosilicon Chemistry, ACS, 1982; Japan Society for Promotion of Science Sponsored Lecture Tour of Japan, 1981; NATO Collaborative Scientist in France, 1976; National Academy of Sciences Exchange Scientist to Soviet Union, 1975; Wilkinson Departmental Teaching Award, 1975.
Professional Positions (for past ten years): Iowa State University, Distinguished Professor, 1984 to date; Director, Ames Laboratory (Department of Energy), 1988-2007; Director, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, 1998-2007; Interim Director, Iowa Energy Center, 2009.
Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 1963. Ames Section: Chair, 1972.
Member: ACS Divisions: Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Related Activities: El Quinto Nivel de Espanol, Spanish Language Institute, Puebla, MX, 2007; Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National Advisors Group, 1999-07; American Chemical Society Interactive Presidential Colloquium, 1994; Ames Daily Tribune Unsung Hero Award, 1994; Clark Atlanta University External Advisory Board for High Performance Polymers and Ceramics Center (HiPPAC), 1992-96; Member of DOE Council on Materials Sciences, 1992-96; Member Advisory Board for International Organosilicon Chemistry Symposia, 1990-; Advancing Science Excellence in North Dakota Review Panel, 1990; National Academy of Sciences Review Panel for AFOSR Proposals, 1987-90; Program Director, Materials Chemistry, Ames Laboratory-DOE, 1986-88. Numerous presentations to civic organizations, economic development groups, various engineering societies and legislative committees; 180 publications, one textbook, 13 patents and 293 presented papers and seminars.
To be posted in September 2012
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