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chemist , process engineer

David Merricks, British chemist, process engineer. Achievements include co-designing the world's first horizontal electronic copper process for plating printed circuit boards. Member Royal Society Chemistry, Photochem. Machining Institute, Materials Research Society, British Mensa Ltd.

Background

Merricks, David was born on January 5, 1959 in Wigan, England. Came to the United States, 1997. Son of Joseph and Gladys (Leach) Merricks.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry with honors, Sheffield City Polytechnic, United Kingdom, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, University Leeds, United Kingdom, 1985.

Career

Lab assistant Carrington Viyella, Wigan, United Kingdom, 1977-1978. Analytical chemist Yorkshire Water authority, Sheffield, 1979, International Tin Research Institute, London, England, 1981. Research and development chemist ICI, Macclesfield, United Kingdom, 1984.

Principal development chemist Courtaulds Research Ltd., Coventry, United Kingdom, 1985-1989, Shipley Europe Ltd., Coventry, United Kingdom, 1989-1997. Senior scientist Shipley Company, Marlborough, Massachusetts, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-designing the world's first horizontal electronic copper process for plating printed circuit boards.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Conbtbr. Author: Special Polymers for Electronics and Optoelectronics, 1995, Plastics for Electronics II, 1998. Contributor articles to Journal Chemical Society.

Membership

Member Royal Society Chemistry, Photochem. Machining Institute, Materials Research Society, British Mensa Ltd.

Connections

Married Jennifer Donnelly, June 10, 1989.

father:
Joseph Merricks

mother:
Gladys (Leach) Merricks

spouse:
Jennifer Donnelly