Ronald E. Myers received his BA in chemistry from Gettysburg College
and his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Purdue University.
He has thirty years of R&D experience within the chemical
and specialty coatings industries, having worked for the corporate
research divisions of The BFGoodrich Company (Fortune 500 leader
in specialty polymers/chemicals, composites and aerospace-related
R&D), Sermatech International, Inc. (water-based, aluminum-ceramic,
corrosion-resistant coatings for turbomachinery), Thermagon, Inc.
(thermally conducting interface materials for computer/electronics
applications), and Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (global leader
in chemical mechanical planarization slurries and pads). Dr. Myers
is the inventor or co-inventor on 14 issued patents (additional
patents pending) and has authored/co-authored numerous journal articles.
He has contributed patents and/or commercial products dealing with:
1) CMP slurries for polymers, metals and ceramic substrates, specially
formulated for MEMS and nanotechnology applications, 2) low-cost,
carbon black-based field emitter formulations, 3) thermally conducting
interface materials, 4) corrosion-resistant coatings, 5) preceramic
polymers, 6) electrically conducting polymers, 7) phosphate bonding
compositions, and 8) high temperature coatings and composites. Dr.
Myers is a Fellow of The American Institute of Chemists, a member
of ACS, ACerS, NACE, ASM International, Sigma Xi, and The Chemical
Consultants Network. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's
Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Myers has also judged the internationally
competitive R&D 100 Awards. In 1998, the worldwide readership
of Aerospace Engineering (an SAE publication) selected SermeTel
Process 2000 chromate-free, corrosion-resistant coatings, co-invented
by Dr. Ron Myers, as one of the "top ten best new products
of 1998". In recognition of his outstanding achievements as a scientist, inventor and
educator, Dr. Myers was honored with the Gettysburg College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.