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industrial fibers and chemical engineer

Colleen Wood Córdova, industrial fibers and chemical engineer. Achievements include patents for high strength hollow filament yarn; for polyamide fiber reinforcement in thermosets; for wet abrasion resistant yarn and cordage; for organic reinforcing fibers with bundle separation.

Background

Córdova, Colleen Wood was born on April 5, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Came to the United States, 1967. Daughter of Stanley David and Beverly Grace (Bryson) Wood.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1979. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1982. Master of Business Administration, University Richmond, 1991.

Career

Fibers engineer, Allied Chemical Company, Chesterfield, Virginia, 1982-1985;composite researcher, Allied Inc., Petersburg, Virginia, 1985-1987;with composites-commercial development department, Allied Signal Corporation, Petersburg, 1987-1988;senior product leader industrial fabrics department, Allied Signal Corporation, Petersburg, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for high strength hollow filament yarn. For polyamide fiber reinforcement in thermosets. For wet abrasion resistant yarn and cordage.

    For organic reinforcing fibers with bundle separation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Encyclopedia of Composites, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society for Testing and Materials (inflatable restraints committee since 1990), American Chemical Society, Society Automotive Engineers (inflatable restraints committee since 1990), Society Plastics Engineers (composites committee since 1984), Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

Connections

Married David Solares Córdova, June 19, 1982. 1 child, Cristina Celeste.

father:
Stanley David Wood

mother:
Beverly Grace (Bryson) Wood

spouse:
David Solares Córdova

child:
Cristina Celeste Córdova