Candidates for Director-at-Large

Stuart (Stu) L. Soled

Stu­art (Stu) L. Soled

Stu­art (Stu) L. Soled
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”.

Eric E. Stangland

Eric E. Stang­land

Eric E. Stang­land
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.