Eugene DouglassPolymer Chemist, Chemistry Teacher

Eugene Farley Douglass
2182 Buie Philadelphus Rd
Red Springs, NC 28377

Objective: Expert, Expert Witness – Chemistry, Carbohydrate Polymers, Coatings, Membranes


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY – Fiber / Polymer Science Chemistry

August 2010
North Carolina State University – College of Textiles, Fiber/Polymer Science Program
Research Project: Cellulose Membranes – Novel Solvent System
A Review of Cellulose and Cellulose Blends for Preparation of Bio-derived and Conventional Membranes, Nanostructured Thin Films, and Composites
EF Douglass, H Avci, R Boy, OJ Rojas, R Kotek - Polymer Reviews, 2017
“Cellulose - polysaccharide membranes cast from a novel green solvent system”, Eugene F Douglass, Richard Kotek, Richard Venditti, Joel Pawlak; 03/2010; In proceeding of: 239th ACS National Meeting, At San Francisco, CA, Volume: Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials, CELL Poster Session - PM Session, 109
“Cellulose - Polysaccharide Membranes Cast from a Novel Green Solvent System”, Eugene F. Douglass, Richard Kotek, Richard Venditti, Joel Pawlak, 8th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference June 6-10, 2010, Chapel Hill, NC
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE – Polymer Science Chemistry
August 1982
University of Connecticut, M.S. Polymer Science (Chemistry)
Research Project: Aging Characteristics of Lightly
Sulfonated Polystyrene Salts
Analysis and Characterization of Polymers and Chemicals
Methods: X-ray, TA, FTIR, DSC, etc.

September 1979 - February 1981
North Dakota State University – Polymer and Coatings Department, All the courses they offered in Polymers and Coatings (Paint Chemistry), except Physical Chemistry of Coatings. Advanced Organic Chemistry, Spectral Identification of Organic Compounds.


Expert Witness:
In 1996 I assisted a local law firm in the Federated States of Micronesia in the state of Pohnpei, regarding blasting damage that was alleged to have been caused to a neighbor’s home foundation by a mining of gravel operation on adjacent property. Based on my teaching experience, on Earth Science and my understanding of the Chemistry of explosives, I prepared a report and testified as part of the defense before the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Mostly, my teaching of Chemistry, and assorted Science courses, before students is essentially acting as an expert in Chemistry before my students.

January 1995 - August 1995
Research Chemist - Increte Systems Inc., Odessa, FL; Prepared Concrete Stain product line, Various Concrete Coatings, some manufacturing support.

February 1984 - May 1986
A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company, Decatur, IL; Applications Chemist, One Patent #4,663,388. Developed Applications for Stalink Reactive Cellulose Esters in Composites, and Conventional and UV Cure Coatings. Extensive customer sales support, and technical service.

Part-time Paint Chemist working for small paint company (closed) in San Diego, CA, formulation, testing of coatings and paint manufactured for the US Navy, 1988 & 1989.

August 2020 – May 2021
Visiting Associate Professor, Presbyterian College Teaching General Chemistry 1 and 2, and associated labs. One year assignment.

January 2018 – December 2019
Lecturer, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville Texas, Taught General and Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 and associated labs. Temporary semester by semester assignment.

August 2016 – May 2017
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, American University in Iraq – Sulaimani, taught Chemistry 1 and Physical Science.

August 2011 – July 2015
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
“Development and characterization of compatible cellulose and cellulose blended with soy protein membranes using a novel solvent system”, Eugene F Douglass, Richard Kotek; 03/2015; In proceeding of: 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, At Denver, Colorado, USA, Volume: Division of Cellulose Chemistry

“Cellulose and Soy Proteins Based Membrane Networks”, Yidan Zhu, Eugene Douglass, Tom Theyson, Robina Hogan, Richard Kotek; Macromolecular Symposia 01/2013; 329:70-86. DOI:10.1002/masy.201300032

“Development and characterization of compatible cellulose blend membranes using cellulose and other natural biopolymers using a novel solvent system”, Eugene F Douglass, Richard Kotek; 09/2013; In proceeding of: 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting, At Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Volume: Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry

January 2005 – December 2007
Lecturer in Chemistry, UNC - Pembroke, NC Allied Health Chemistry 1 and 2, and General Chemistry

October 1991 – December 2004
Teaching Chemistry in Community Colleges, Colleges, Universities and at the High School level: General Chemistry 1 and 2, Allied Health Chemistry 1 and 2, Intro to Chemistry and associated labs, Various Science and Math classes, Computer classes – Full-time, Part-Time and Substitute teaching

Dr. Richard Kotek, PhD, Professor & Advisor, NCSU – College of Textiles, 919-515-6585,
Dr. Peter Hauser, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, retired, NCSU – College of Textiles,
Dr. William Oxenham, PhD, Professor, NCSU – College of Textiles, 919-515-6573
Dr. Martin Hubbe, PhD, Professor, NCSU – Wood and Paper Science, Raleigh, NC,
Dr. Mehdi Afshari, PhD, Research Scientist, DuPont, Richmond, VA

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Your ingredients are NOT compatible with any oily substance, you need to include some organic soap in your mixture that will combine with the essential oil, to make an emulsion in the tub or vessel and be compatible with the inorganic ingredients you add, the baking soda, the citric acid etc.

No, unlikely any customers will trust you with their money. Better to get a worker job, go back to college or grad school, and/or learn a trade, where your conviction will not matter.

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