was chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Advanced Materials Conference held for the 50th anniversary of Nylon. A native of Calgary, Canada, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1958. He then joined Du Pont and has held a variety of managerial positions in polymer research and development. In 1987 he assumed his present position as Assistant to the Vice President of the Central R & D department. He holds 28 patents and has authored 22 publications in the fields of synthetic elastomers, high performance coatings, and polymerization catalysis.
Materials, research—current issues and future directions
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1989 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 1, Issue 5, pages 140–141, 1989
How to Cite
Collette, J. W. and Miller, J. S. (1989), Materials, research—current issues and future directions. Adv. Mater., 1: 140–141. doi: 10.1002/adma.19890010502
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Technological advances in Europe and the USA which culminated, 50 years ago, in the commercialization of Nylon opened the way for the full scale development of synthetic materials. The Advanced Materials Conference held in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, in October 1988 as part of this 50th anniversary celebration, covered a wide spectrum of issues in materials science. John Collette and Joel Miller, organizers of the conference, introduce a series of reviews based on the lectures which took place.