Distinguished Research Associate
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.
Research Interests: Novel catalytic materials (and reactions).
2008 Chair of Gordon Research Conference, NACS current director-at-large, 2012 Herman Pines Award Chicago Catalysis Society, Heroes in Chemistry Award American Chemical Society (2008), NACS Ciapetta Lectureship (2006–7), New York Catalysis Society Excellence in Catalysis Award (2003), New Jersey Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award (2002).
Ph.D., Brown University, Chemistry, 1973
B.S., City College of New York, 1969.
Member of New York Catalysis Society.
I have two issues that I feel strongly about. One involves a closer working relationship between academia and industrial researchers- something I have personally tried to foster for many years. The other is to help our students and young scientists see what an exciting career and interesting life they can have in catalysis research if they can catch the “fever”.
Senior Research Scientist
Characterization Group Leader
Inorganic Materials & Heterogeneous Catalysis, Core Research & Development,
The Dow Chemical Company,
Eric Stangland received his B.S. Ch.E. from The University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994) and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University (2000) studying under Nick Delgass in the field of gold-based heterogeneous catalysis. Eric began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 2000 on the Research Assignments Program, gaining initial experience in industrial catalysis, kinetic modeling, polymer processing, and pilot plant design. In 2001, Eric joined the Core R&D catalysis laboratories where over the last 12 years, both in internal research and through University collaborations, he has been a technical leader to a variety of catalytic chemistries including alkane (methane) activation, ethylbenzene dehydrogenation, alkane oxychlorination, olefin epoxidation, and MeX-to-olefins. As Characterization Group Leader, Eric is responsible for a team involved in appliying various adsorption and spectroscopy-based tools to characterize various catalysts and inorganic materials fpor multiple applications. In 2004 he was awarded both the Dow Chemical Individual Technical Award for Outstanding Development of Chemical Technology and the Mid-Michigan Section of the AIChE Young Chemical Engineers Award, In 2008, he became a certified Green Belt Project Leader.
Eric is active in AIChE and the NACS, and has served the catalysis community as both President and Director of the Michigan Catalysis Society and as Technical Program Co-chair for the 22nd NACS Meeting in Detroit. If elected as DAL, he will seek means within the NACS to enhance catalyst student-industrial scientist interaction and education, providing increased opportunity for the future flag-bearers of the science to learn the skills needed to succeed industrially and thereby advance the world through catalysis and its application.