Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana.
Bill is a Past President (2005) of the American Chemical Society, and a current member of its Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and chair or member of a number of committees for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.
On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states — most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.
Bill has received the Henry Hill Award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, the Michael Shea Award from the ACS Division of Chemical Technicians, an Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the Vinyl Institute’s Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award for lifetime achievement.
He holds two patents, and has over sixty publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.
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