FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Tue May 11 16:42:03 EDT 2010

American Chemical Society offers list of oil spill experts

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 — With the full effect of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill still unknown, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has prepared a list of scientists with expertise in petroleum chemistry who are available to answer news media questions about the disaster. Please identify their connection with the ACS in your stories.

Following is the listing of those chemists and their contact information:

Jerald L. Schnoor, Ph.D., editor, American Chemical Society’s journal, Environmental Science & Technology.

Neal Langerman, Ph.D., American Chemical Society Chemical Health & Safety Division
858-874-5577 or 619-990-4908

Martin Gorbaty, Ph.D., member of American Chemical Society Council, Petroleum Chemistry

Geoffrey Dolbear, Ph.D., American Chemical Society Petroleum Division, Executive Committee

Ruth Hathaway, Ph.D., American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry

Edward Overton, Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Department of Environmental Sciences, School of Coast & the Environment


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