Celebrating 50 Years of Membership in ACS

Learn more about the 50-year members that were honored at the CSW luncheon meeting on November 14th.

Honorees – 50 Year CSW Members

Mr. Robert Paul Barron
Mrs. Lois Ann Beaver
Mr. Paul Henry Bickart
Dr. Francis John Biros
Dr. Frank Peter Boer
Dr. Robert Brien Callen
Dr. Do Ren Chang
Dr. Hao Chia Chen
Mr. Tony Man Kuen Chiu
Dr. Eugene Thomas Chulick
Dr. Regina Jacqueline Cody
Dr. Douglas M. Collins
Mr. Frank Garnett Cowherd
Mrs. Mary E. Cushmac
Dr. Leon Ashby Dickson
Ms. Janet S. Dodd
Dr. Edgar Silvester Etz
Mr. Ford Franklin Farabow
Dr. Henry L. Gabelnick
Dr. Govind J. Kapadia
Dr. Teddy M. Keller
Dr. Michael M. King
Dr. Lynn Alvin Larsen
Dr. Lester A. Lee
Dr. John Michael Malin
Dr. Richard I. Martinez
Dr. Anthony Brian Mauger
Dr. Stamatios Mylonakis
Dr. Mary C. Rose
Dr. Annette Rosenblum
Mr. Clyde Asao Takeguchi
Mr. Jeb S. Taylor
Dr. Thomas Edmund Ward
Dr. Wayne R. Wolf



Lois Ann Beaver

Upon graduation in 1963 with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics, from Rosary Hill College, Lois Ann Healy (now Beaver) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Buffalo, NY as an analytical chemist where she developed a deep interest in separation science that continues to this day. She held offices in the local ACS section. At FDA headquarters she held several positions including overseeing the trace analytical work of FDA field labs.  An idea developed while working in the lab led to a dozen patents on a system and apparatus for real-time multi-dimensional chromatography, and the founding of an instrument company called Varex Corp. that functioned for 10 years in Rockville, MD.  The last period of her 46 year FDA career involved international activities in the Office of the Commissioner where she served as liaison with international organizations such as WHO, OECD and APEC, (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation), served on numerous US delegations, and was a member of the FDA Pharmaceutical Quality Council that conceived and developed quality by design.  Lois also led international projects on anti-counterfeiting of medical products and good manufacturing practices in emerging countries and established a pharmaceutical information center in Cairo.  She is a member of the Washington Chromatography Discussion Group, the ACS Chemical Society of Washington, and the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley and is on the organizing committees of HPLC 2016 and PREP 2016.

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Frank Peter Boer

Originally trained as a physicist at Princeton University, Peter Boer entered the Chemical Physics program at Harvard University in 1961.  There he applied X-ray crystallography to the non-classical structures of several molecules in the boron hydride family, work which contributed to William N. Lipscomb’s 1976 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.   He received his PhD in 1965 and joined the ACS at that time.

Dr. Boer joined The Dow Chemical Company where he established a crystallography research group and ultimately published about 75 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dow was then an innovator in industrial analytic chemistry, and Boer established a research team to develop the potential of a new invention, ion chromatography, in environmental applications across the company. His group not only developed important analytical methods in waste treatment, but soon began to manufacture and improve the instrumentation itself.  It proved a powerful research tool and was spun off from Dow into a highly successful independent company, then named Dionex.

The success of ion chromatography gave Boer his initial business experience and led to increasing commercial responsibilities: business management for urethane chemicals and organic intermediates, and provided foundations for his growing interest in the financial issues of R&D, then a virtually undefined field of interest.

In 1978, he joined the American Can Company in Greenwich, CT as Vice-President for R&D. American Can Company was a diversified packaging corporation, and Boer’s organization developed new, and specialty chemicals.  In addition to his technical responsibilities for metal cans, plastic films and containers, pulp and paper products, he served in a business role as head of its lignin chemicals business, and on the board of Chemplex, a polyethylene business.

In 1982, he began a fourteen year term as an officer of W.R.Grace and Company, rising to the position of Executive Vice-president, where he directed a diverse portfolio of applied research programs in fields such as catalysts, specialty polymers, packaging, biotechnology, and health care products. Grace was a powerhouse of financial analysis and the discipline of making and attending financial presentations was pivotal in developing his interests in the financial issues of R&D. In 1995, shortly after the death of his friend J. Peter Grace, Boer elected to retire from W.R. Grace & Co. and pursue his intellectual interests. His 1999 book, The Valuation of Technology, integrated the use of decision trees in R&D management with discounted cash flow analysis and options theory, and highlighted some common misconceptions in the analysis of R&D risk. This book was a landmark text in industrial research, and was in time translated into five foreign languages. He taught this subject, as well as a course in environmental engineering at Yale University from 1998 through 2001. Subsequently he has published six additional books.

Over the years Boer has served as a board director for some nine companies, including seventeen years with NOVA Chemical of Calgary (petrochemicals) and fifteen with Rhodes Technologies (pharmaceutical intermediates), of which he was a founder.  He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991, and is a former President of the Industrial Research Institute.  Together with his wife Ellen, he has advanced a side interest in travel writing and recounted his adventures in some 140 countries in Accounts of My Travels (2011) and Grand Tourist (2013).

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Do Ren Chang

I came from Taiwan and obtained my phD degree in physical chemistry from Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retired from teaching at Averett University, Danville,Virginia and moved to Maryland in 2010.

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Hao Chia Chen

Birth Date and Place: Feb. 3, 1035; Tainan, Taiwan


BS (1957), MS (1959); Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan.

PhD (1964); Department of Biochemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Professional Positions Held:

Research Associate (1964-69), Assistant Professor (1969-72); The Rockefeller University, New York, New York.

Research Chemist (1972), Section Chief on Molecular Structure and Protein Chemistry (1983), Unit Head (1992), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.

Retired (2006).

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Eugene T. Chulick

Born 1944 in Jackson, California.  Graduated from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1965.  Received a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1969.  Was a post-doctoral in the Cyclotron Institute, Chemistry department and Physics department of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas from 1969 to 1974.  During that time completed two assignments with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency as a Technical Expert.  The first assignment was at the Democritus Nuclear Research Centre in Athens, Greece and the second at the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Joined the Babcock & Wilcox Company in 1974 at the Lynchburg Research Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.  During tenure with Babcock & Wilcox held a variety of positions in various locations including Research Scientist, Supervisor, Section Manager, New Product Development Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Human Resources and Training Manager, and Training Director.  Joined Fluor Hanford Corporation in 2000 as a Training Director in Richland, Washington.  Retired in 2004.  Reside now in Midlothian, Virginia.

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Regina Cody

Regina Cody is a retired physical chemist, employed for 40 years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  Her laboratory research was concentrated in the areas of photochemistry and chemical kinetics of small molecules and free radicals relevant to the thin atmospheres of comets and the atmospheres of the Outer Planets of our Solar System.  She received her B.S. in Chemistry from West Liberty State College, West Virginia and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh, PA.


Since 1982, Dr. Cody has been active in the Chemical Society of Washington and had served as Manager, 1993 President, and on various committees.  Currently, she is a Councilor, a member of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety, and the Coordinator of the High School Chemistry Olympiad since 1984.


Dr. Cody joined the ACS at the beginning of her graduate studies, has always regarded membership as an important part of her chemical career, and is proud to be celebrating 50 years of membership.

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Frank G  Cowherd III

born April 22, 1943

BS chemistry Duke University 1965

PHD Organic chemistry Clemson University 1969

Post Doc Univ Texas 1970

Post Doc Univ Oklahoma 1971

Pharmocoplathics Research Laboratories, Inc. in Laurel MD 1972

Post Doc Syntex, Mexico City, Mexico 1973

Chemist at Union Carbide Corporation 1974

Group Leader/Technology Manager at Union Carbide Corporation 1990

Senior Research Scientist at Union Carbide Corporation 1997

Dow took over UCC so I worked for them until I retired.

Retired 2001

I am still doing  experiments aimed at raising various tropical fish and converted
my hobby to a hobby business called Aquatic Life Farm, LLC.

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Mary Cushmac

Mary Cushmac retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 after a 30 year career in the Design for the Environment and New Chemicals programs in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Prior to joining EPA, Ms. Cushmac worked as a research chemist in food chemistry at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ms. Cushmac received her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s degree in organic chemistry at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has been married for 49 years to George Cushmac, a fellow chemist. They live in Alexandria VA and have four children and two grandchildren.

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Edgar Etz

Edgar S. Etz, Ph.D., formerly with the Analytical Microscopy Research Group, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Now retired, as of January200S.

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Edgar S. Etz, Research Chemist, was project leader in optical microprobe spectroscopy within the Microanalysis Research Group of the Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL), at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. He holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Clarkson College of Technology (now Clarkson University). He came to the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in 1967, and during his early years at NBS was active in analytical electrochemistry (standardization of pH-measurements, ion-selective electrodes, high- precision coulometry, voltammetry). In the mid-1970s he switched research fields by joining the microanalysis group of the Analytical Chemistry Division, and this move started his involvement in the development of the NBS Raman microprobe. His research interests in micro-Raman spectroscopy have centered on the development of micro-Raman instrumentation and analytical methodology as applied to many areas of materials characterization. In subsequent years, the scope of his activities broadened to include the application of microanalytical techniques in fluorescence/luminescence spectroscopy and Fourier transform (FT) infrared microspectroscopy. The applications of these optical microprobe techniques span a broad range, including environmental studies, mineralogy and ceramic sciences, forensic and pathological investigations, biomedical studies, and the study of various classes of hightechnology materials. Dr. Etz has published extensively on his research and has authored several book chapters on Raman microprobe spectroscopy. He is a member of several professional societies, including ACS, SAS, MAS, ASTM and Sigma Xi.

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Dr. Govind J. Kapadia

Dr. Govind J. Kapadia is Graduate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Howard University, Washington, D.C. His research areas of interest include isolation, identification, synthesis and in vitro/in vivo testing of biologically active, in particular anticancer, sustainable and green natural products of plant origin which has attracted support of nearly 2 million dollars through grants and contracts from NIH, NSF and other funding agencies. His extensive research collaboration is both national and international in scope to include renowned scientists from across the US, in particular NIH and those from Japan, India, Germany, Finland, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Egypt. He has hosted 35 visiting scientists and International exchange scholars in addition to mentoring several M.S. and Ph.D. students. He has published over 195 original research articles in reputed, peer reviewed journals and holds 11 US patents. His other publications include several scholarly, invited review articles in journals and as book chapters. In addition, he has been a regular presenter of his research accomplishments at national and international scientific conferences.

Academic and Professional Career

Dr.Govind J. Kapadia is Graduate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Howard University, Washington, DC. Dr, Kapadia received B.Sc (Hons. Chem) in 1949,B.Sc. (Tech.Pharm.) in 1951, M.Sc.(Tech. Phar. Univ. B’bay) in 1954 and Ph.D. (Pharm. Chem. Univ.Wisconsin).  Following one year post-doctoral research at the Ohio State University, Colombus,Ohio he joined as an Assistant Professor and Head, Dept. of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products, College of Pharmacy, Howard University, Washington, DC. 91960) and full Professor and Head in 1969. In 1973 he was appointed Professor and Chairman of Biomedicinal Chemistry in College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Howard University. His research areas of interest include biologically active, in particular anticancer, sustainable green natural products of plant origin national and international in scope to include renowned scientists from US, in particular NIH and those from Japan, India, Germany, Finland, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Egypt. He has hosted 35 scientists and International exchange scholars in addition to mentoring several M.S. and Ph.D. students. He has published over 195 original research articles jn reputed, peer reviewed journals and holds11 US patents. His other publications include several scholarly, invited review articles in journals and as book chapters. In addition, he has been a regular presenter of his research accomplishments at national and international scientific conferences. He is a member of several professional societies including  50+ member of American Chemical Society, American Society of Pharmacognosy, as well a life member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association. He has received several academic awards selected are listed in Attachment I.

He is grateful to the number of international collaborators, visiting scientists, post-doctoral research associates, graduate students, Pharm. D. and B.S. students for their participation in his research projects.

Community Services Provided.

In addition to excelling academically, Dr. Kapadia had also been very active in providing dedicated service to Indo-American Community. He served as the President of the Association Indians in America (AIA) Metropolitan DC Chapter for two terms. He was the founder of the nationally acclaimed academic awards program high school and college graduates of Indian origin. For over twenty five he served as the Chairman of AIA Awards Community. At the awards ceremony Indo-Amrican leaders in scientific field, business area, community service, etc. were honored. In addition, he had been founder of the Performing Arts Fairs as well as Students Fairs. He also organized sports and game activities for Washington DC area Indo-American community. For a number of years he actively participated in Community Health Fairs in which he wras in introducing Ayurvedic, acupuncture, acupressure and other complimentary therapy clinics. Education and variety entertainment programs organized for the chapter, community members and donors, help raise funds. These efforts resulted in money currently left in the  assets of the AIA chapter.

Dr. Kapadia is grateful to his beloved wife, Dr. Geeta G. Kapadia, the late Dr. Sam Bhathena, Dr. Nirmal Saini, Drs. Soma Kumar, Ram Mhatre, Dr. Arvind Nandedkar, AIA and community members as well as many donors for their support.

For his outstanding community services he was honored with a number of awards, including, but not limited to:

  1. Community Service Award presented by Gujarati Samaj of Metropolitan DC area presented in 1994.
  2. An Award of meritorious contributions presented at the 8th Convention of the National Federation of Indian Associations in America (NFIA) in Chicago, IL, Sept. 1994.
  3. Community service Award presented by AIA Metro DC Chapter during the 17th Annual Academic Awards in June 1996.
  4. Associations of Scientists of Indian Origin in America for outstanding service to ASIOA, April 1997.
  5. India House of Worship Award for sustained and dedicated Community Service, October, 2001.
  6. State of Maryland Outstanding Community Service Award presented in August, 2004
  7. Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award for outstanding community outreach on 58th Independence day celebration Celebrations of India by the Indian American Community in Metro DC area, August 15, 2004
  8. ICCC, Inc. Award in deep appreciation of honorable service to the Indian American Community of Washington Metropolitan DC area. In the field of Education Awareness, November 2004.
  9. The Association of Indians in America Metropolitan DC Chapter in Appreciation of his Pioneering Endeavors to Initiate and Establish a Uniquely Rich Tradition to Honor Graduates and High Academic Achievers in the Indian-American Community of Washington DC area, June 2004.

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Dr. Teddy M. Keller

Dr. Teddy M. Keller received his B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University in 1966 with a double major in chemistry and mathematics; he received the Chemistry Award for being the top graduating senior in chemistry. During his junior year, he joined the student affiliation of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Keller received a National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Fellowship to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina receiving his Ph.D. degree in physical-organic chemistry in 1972. Dr. Keller worked as a postdoc in the Chemistry Department at the University of Florida involving fluoropolymers for 2 years.

Dr. Teddy M. Keller is currently the Head of the Advanced Materials Section in the Materials Chemistry Branch of the Chemistry Division at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. He has been working in the field of synthesis and development of novel high temperature and flame resistant polymers, carbonaceous materials, and ceramics for over 30 years. Research activities involve the design, synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of carbon, ceramics, and novel polymeric materials with unique properties for potential aerospace, marine, geothermal, microelectronic, and numerous domestic applications. Several novel materials developed in his section have been transitioned to composite, high temperature electrical insulation, electronic, and battery funded programs and are being evaluated by the Naval Research Laboratory, other DoD laboratories, universities, and industry. New materials developed in his group include carbon nanotube and carbon nanotube-metal nanoparticle solid carbonaceous compositions, carbon nanotube unidirectional fibers, ultra-high temperature refractory nanoparticle ceramics, flame resistant-high temperature phthalonitrile-based polymers/composites, phthalonitrile-epoxy copolymers, aromatic ether vinylsilane resins/polymers, cyanate ester (CE) resins, fluoropolymers, boron-siloxane-acetylenic-based polymers and ceramics that are oxidatively stable to 510oC and to at least 1500oC, respectively. More recently, Dr. Keller’s group has invented an innovative method for the in situ synthesis of nanoparticle refractory ceramics in any shape or form in one step for usage in oxidizing environments at temperatures between 2000-3500oC. A PEEK-like phthalonitrile resin composition developed in his Section was recently licensed by two companies for commercialization to replace polyimides. He is currently the principal investigator on a number of DoD related programs. New materials developed in Dr. Keller’s funded programs have transitioned into numerous applied programs. Dr. Keller has authored over 130 publications in refereed journals and books and holds over 130 U.S. patents. He was the recipient of the NRL Sigma XI Applied Award for 2002. He has received the NRL Edison Award on 6 occasions for best patent of the year. He also received the 2007 Alan Berman Basic Research Publication Award and the 2010 Alan Berman Applied Research Publication Award from the Chemistry Division, the NRL Tech Transfer Award in 2008 and in 2015, and the prestigious NRL Review Award in 2008.

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Lynn Larsen, Ph.D.

Lynn was born, raised, and educated in the public school system in Grand Forks, ND.  He received his B.S. in Chemistry (1965; magna cum laude) from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.  He was awarded his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry (1971) from the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, after which he spent six years as a post-doc/research faculty member in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, at UW.  Lynn work for 25 years in various positions in the Bureau of Foods/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC.  He transferred to the Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, and retired from there in 2006 as Senior Director for Program Services.  In retirement, Lynn was and adjunct professor of chemistry at Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA, for four and a half years, and now is a volunteer ESL instructor at the Esperanza Center in Baltimore, MD, and a volunteer medical missionary with Eye Care International in El Salvador.  Lynn and his wife, the Reverend Jeanne Larsen, currently live in Jarrettsville, MD.

Born/raised in Grand Forks, ND
Current residence – Jarrettsville, MD
Married to the Rev. Jeanne Larsen

Primary/Secondary – Grand Forks, ND
B.S. in Chemistry (1965; magna cum laude) – Univ. of N. Dak, Grand Forks
Ph.D., Inorganic Chem. (1971) – Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Work history:
Div. Nephrology, Dept. Med., School of Med., Univ. of Wash. – Post-doc/research associate (6 yrs)
Bureau of Foods/CFSAN, FDA – several positions (25 yrs)
Off. of Pub. Health Sci., FSIS, USDA – Chief, Accredited Lab. Prog.; Sr. Dir. for Prog. Services (3.5 yrs)
Germanna Comm. Coll., Fredericksburg, VA – Adjunct Prof. Chem. (4.5 yrs)
Esperanza Ctr., Cath. Charities, Baltimore, MD – volunteer instructor of ESL (2.5 yrs and currently)
Eye Care International – volunteer medical missionary in El Salvador (2 yrs and currently)

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John M. Malin, Ph.D.

Dr. John M. Malin is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  After education at high schools in the USA and England, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of California, Davis.  Subsequently, he held a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship working with future Nobel Laureate Professor Henry Taube at Stanford University.  During 1970-73, he was awarded a National Academy of Sciences Overseas Research Fellowship and instituted a new program of research in chemical kinetics at the Insttituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Malin returned to the United States to become Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Missouri – Columbia.  In 1980 he served as Program Officer in Chemical Dynamics at the US National Science Foundation and, in 1981, Dr. Malin accepted a position as Assistant Program Administrator for the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund. He became Administrator for Awards and International Activities for American Chemical Society in 1988.  He visited countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas organizing workshops and exchange programs to stimulate international collaborations in chemistry. Dr. Malin has served as a lecturer at Georgetown University.  He retired from ACS employment in 2006.

Dr. Malin has served variously as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Councilor of the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW President in 2007), as Chair of the CHEMRAWN (CHEMical Research Applied to World Needs) Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and Chair of IUPAC’s Management Committee for the International Year of Chemistry – 2011. He  has published some 60 papers and articles on chemical and international subjects.

Dr. Malin is an ACS Fellow and a 50-year member.  He has received the following honors and awards:  the NSF Superior Performance Award; the Cenu Vojtech Award of the Czech Chemical Society for service to chemistry in the Czech Republic; the Palacky University Medal; the Slovak Chemical Society Medal and the Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity Service Award from the Washington Professional Chapter.  He has been named a lifetime National Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council.

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Richard I. Martínez, Ph.D.



  • OmniSciHCD Consultants (since 2006; http://OmniSciHCD.org), Gaithersburg, MD;
    CEO/President and Chief Scientist
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (www.nih.gov), Bethesda, MD,
    Health Scientist Administrator (1992-2006; 2009) [www.jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/healthadministrator.htm]
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS and TECHNOLOGY (www.nist.gov), Gaithersburg, MD,
    Research Scientist and Educator of Postdoctoral Research Fellows (1976-92)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (www.ucla.edu), Los Angeles, CA,
    Postgraduate Research Chemist (1971-76)
  • SHELL CHEMICAL COMPANY (www.shell.com), Torrance, CA,
    Chemist and Industrial Process Troubleshooter (1967-70)
  • SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (www.sdsu.edu), San Diego, CA,
    Teaching and Research Assistant (1965-67)
  • McGILL UNIVERSITY (www.mcgill.ca), Montreal, Canada,
    Teaching Assistant (1964-65)




  • D. (1976), Physical Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Sc. (1964), Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada



  • Featured in Who’s Who in the World – 2001 (18th), 2006 (23rd), 2007 (24th)
  • Featured in Encyclopaedia Britannica, American Men and Women of Science, plus several other “Who’s Who” publications.
  • Senior Fellow (since 1996) of the Council for Excellence in Government
  • Internationally-acclaimed I-R 100 Award for Patented Flue-Gas Desulfurization Process (1983)
  • Bronze Medal Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, U.S. Department of Commerce (1981)
  • NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Academy of Sciences (1976-78)
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (elected member 1991 — NIST Chapter; www.sigmaxi.org)
  • President and Chairman of the Board of Directors (1991-93)
    of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group (www.bccjcg.org)
  • UCLA Doctoral Fellowship (1970-73)



  • 2 US Patents [No. 4,351,810 (I-R 100 Award) and No. 4,327,233]
  • 47 refereed journal articles and invited book chapters in well-respected, internationally-acclaimed science journals and book series (research expertise in physical, analytical, and organic chemistry; chemical physics; reaction mechanisms; mass spectrometry; MS/MS).
  • Developed cutting-edge research methodologies plus computer-based laboratory applications.
  • LANGUAGES: Read, write, and speak Spanish and French. Read German

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Anthony B. Mauger

1959:  PhD in organic chemsry, Nottingham Uiversty, UK.,

1959-1963: Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, London, U.K.

1963-1966, Visiting Research Associate, NIH (((National Institutes of Health), Bethesda, MD

1966-1990, Research Fellow, Medlantic Research Institute, Washington, DC.

1991: Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, London, U.K,

1992-2000:  Cancer Expert, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

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Dr. Stamatios Mylonakis

Dr. Mylonakis was born in Kifissia-Athens, Greece in 1937; he earned a Diploma in Chemistry from the National University of Athens, Greece, in Organic/Biochemistry in 1961. Subsequently, served in the Greek Army as Lieutenant in an artillery unit and spent a year as research associate at the Nuclear Center Democritus operated under the Greek Atomic Energy. He came to the US in 1963 and earned an M.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology in Physical Organic/Nuclear Chemistry in 1965. He joined the staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory, in Upton, Long Island, NY, operated under the US Atomic Energy Commission. He returned to school and earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Physical Organic Chemistry in 1971. He then spent a year as Postdoctoral Fellow and a year as Instructor at the Chemistry Department of the University of California at Berkeley. Subsequently, he pursued an industrial career as a polymer and materials scientist at Rohm and Haas Company in Philadelphia, PA, Borg-Warner Corporation in Chicago, IL, and as Department Head of Advanced Materials at EniChem International in Princeton, NJ. After his Academic and Industrial career Dr. Mylonakis passed the Patent Bar Examination and practiced Patent Law with the Intellectual Property Law Firm of Oblon et. al. for almost ten years, in Alexandria, VA. He then established his own Corporation “Polymer Access, Inc” and practiced Consulting and Patent Prosecution in the areas of Chemistry Polymer Science and Biotechnology. He has served on the Advisory Boards and doctorate thesis committees of Case Western Reserve University at Cleveland, OH and Lehigh University at Allentown, PA, where he co-mentored four students to their doctorate degrees. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation. In addition he has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science for more than ten years. He has authored and co-authored more than thirty peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and holds a number of patents. Biographical citations include: Marquis Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in The World; Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; Who’s Who in Finance and Business; Who’s Who in American Law; and Who’s Who in the South and Southeast. Since his retirement in January 2008, Dr. Mylonakis is devoting most of his time pursuing his old passions of painting and traveling. He is an Artist Member and frequent art contributor to the Strathmore Center for the Arts, in Bethesda, MD.

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Annette Tannenholz Rosenblum

Annette Tannenholz Rosenblum attended Queens College in New York City where she met future husband Larry Rosenblum. Upon marrying Larry in 1966 she switched from the graduate chemistry program at the University of Rochester to Ohio State University, earning her Ph.D. in 1969.

Annette worked for ACS for 30 years, starting in science news writing and then worked in government relations. At the ACS, she advocated for increased federal funding for science and engineering R&D and developed positions on science and public policy issues. She also initiated and managed the Society’s congressional fellowship and science policy fellowship programs.

A year after retiring from the ACS, Annette was hired by the local building industry trade association as Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs, now Director. At the Maryland- Building Industry Association, Annette works with its members on building codes, green building, and environmental issues.

Annette served on subcommittees providing recommendations for Montgomery County’s First Climate Action Plan. She has been an alternate member of the Patuxent River Commission. In 2012, she was appointed to the Montgomery County Water Quality Advisory Group which recommends policies, programs, and priorities that protect, maintain, and/or restore the County’s streams, rivers and other water resources.

Annette and Larry have two grown children and live in Potomac, Maryland.

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Cofounder, Executive Vice President
Phoenix Regulatory Associates, Ltd.


1991 to Present           Senior Consultant, PHOENIX REGULATORY ASSOCIATES, LTD., STERLING, VA

1990 – 1991      Senior Consultant, HAZLETON CORPORATION, Herndon, VA

1977 – 1990      Consumer Safety Officer, DIVISION OF FOOD AND COLOR ADDITIVES, FOOD



1969 – 1973      School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin
Research and Teaching Assistant

1967 – 1969      McArdle Institute for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin
NIH Fellow

1965 – 1967      Dept. of Food Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
Research Assistant


Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin

M.S., Food Science, University of Hawaii

B.A., Chemistry, University of Hawaii



FDA Commendable Service Award, 1985 and 1990

Outstanding performance rating at FDA for five years

Pharmacology Research Associate, NIGMS, NIH 1973–1975

Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm



Institute of Food Technologists

American Chemical Society

FDA Alumni Association

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Jeb Taylor

Career Work History

From 1963-1966    Adams  State College,  BA Chemistry and Biology

From 1966-1967    Graduate Teaching Assistant at Adams State College

From 1968-1969  US Army Chemical corp.   Process Chemistry Division.

1969 1970  University of Pittsburg,   Graduate Teaching Assistant.

From 1970-1996  National Center of Antibiotic Analysis

From 1996-2013 Food and Drug Administration:  Center of Drug Evaluation Research/Division of Product Quality Research.  For the FDA Office of Regional Affairs  I  Assisted in administering the “ Shelf Life Extension Program “  for the military branches and the CDC

From 1996 to present:  Treasurer for the Baltimore-Washington Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy

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Wayne  R. Wolf, Ph.D.

Research Chemist, Food Composition and Methods Development Laboratory, USDA, Beltsville, MD.  (1971-2011)

Dr. Wolf received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1969 from Kent State University, Kent Ohio during a four-year tour of active duty with the U.S. Air Force, at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton Ohio, where he met his wife, Karen. While with the USAF,  he participated in research projects involved with determination of trace elements, including analysis of Lunar samples from the Apollo 12 space mission.  Upon completion of  USAF active duty in 1971,   Dr. Wolf joined the Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Beltsville, MD, with the then Human Nutrition Division, where he was involved as a Research Chemist in analytical method development to determine components in foods and biological materials, mainly focusing on  trace elements and vitamins.   Over almost 40 years at Beltsville, Dr. Wolf  served in lengthy details within ARS in Acting positions as Research Leader during the transition of the Nutrient Data Laboratory to ARS; Center Director of the Human Nutrition Center, Grand Forks; and on the National Program Staff as National Program Leader for Human Nutrition.  He retired from USDA on April 1, 2011.

Dr. Wolf has published over 300 papers, book chapters and abstracts. Over the course of his research career, Dr. Wolf was also long involved in aspects of helping to develop food based Reference Materials in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the international metrology community.  He initiated and founded a series of now 14 International Symposia on Biological and Environmental Reference Materials (BERM), commencing in 1983.  Dr Wolf has received significant recognition for these activities in the international analytical community.

In 1989 the AOAC INTERNATIONAL formed a Task Force on Methods of Analysis for Nutrition Labeling (in response to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) legislation enacted in 1990).   Dr. Wolf was asked to chair a Subcommittee on Reference Materials for this Task Force.  During service on this committee, he formally joined AOAC.  Because of the recognition by the NLEA Task Force of the on-going need for focus on RMs, and also due to the success of the BERM symposia series, Dr. Wolf was involved, with Jim Tanner (FDA) and other colleagues, in the subsequent (1993) formation of the AOAC Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM), which was the first TD to be established within AOAC.  Important activities during Dr. Wolf’s tenure as the Founding Chair of TDRM (1993-1998) were the proposal to initiate the AOAC Proficiency Testing Program and development of  procedures to match specific reference materials to AOAC methods.  These procedures evolved into development of a  TDRM Reference Materials–Methods database.     He also served on a number of AOAC committees. In 2003, in recognition of this service, Dr. Wolf was honored with election as a Fellow of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.   During retirement, he continues to serve AOAC as Quality Assurance Officer of the Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program and remains active in the TDRM, which recently announced public availability of the TDRM Reference Materials – Methods Database

Dr. Wolf was  elected in 2005 to serve on the Expert Committee for Non-Biological Dietary Supplements of the U. S. Pharmacopeia, and continued as Vice Chair of the USP Dietary Supplements Expert Committee for the 2010-2015 cycle.  He found time from his research to earn a Master of Science in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College in 1998.

Wayne and Karen have a daughter and son-in-law who live in nearby Herndon VA, close enough to visit often with their two wonderful grandchildren.  Wayne is an avid collector of antique jigsaw puzzles.  In addition to remaining professionally active during retirement through AOAC, USP, the local section of the American Chemical Society and some consulting work, Wayne enjoys more time with family, grandchildren, collections and following the resurgence of the Washington Nationals.  Karen also retired in June of 2011 after 40 years as a pre-school teacher.

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