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chemical engineer

John Duncan Gibbon, British chemical engineer. Achievements include patents for Polyester and Liquid Crystal Fibers; pioneering development of thermotropic liquid crystal polymers and fibers (vectra and vectran); development of dimensionally stable polyester tire yarns. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Sardis Swim Racquet Club (president 1984), Lake Norman Yacht Club (fleet captain 1989).

Background

Gibbon, John Duncan was born on May 17, 1936 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England. Came to the United States, 1967. Son of Henry Gaunt Gibbon and Hilda Elizabeth Sherwin.

Education

BScChemE, University Birmingham, England, 1956. The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Birmingham, England, 1959.

Career

Scientist, Bowater Paper Corporation, Gravesend, End., 1959-1963;technologist, Mobil Oil Corporation, Coryton, Essex., End., 1963-1985;technical officer, ICI Fibres, Harrogate, Yorks., End., 1965-1967;engineer, Fiber Industries Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967-1977;research associate, Celanese, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1977-1986;senior research associate, Hoechst-Celanese, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1986-1995;consultant, Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1995. Instructor U. North Carolina, Charlotte, 1968-1977.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Polyester and Liquid Crystal Fibers. Pioneering development of thermotropic liquid crystal polymers and fibers (vectra and vectran). Development of dimensionally stable polyester tire yarns.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Sardis Swim Racquet Club (president 1984), Lake Norman Yacht Club (fleet captain 1989).

Connections

Married Doreen Ivy Greenwood, September 11, 1959. Children: David Phillip, Andrew Michael, Alison Susan.

father:
Henry Gaunt Gibbon

mother:
Hilda Elizabeth Sherwin

spouse:
Doreen Ivy Greenwood

child:
David Phillip Gibbon

child:
Andrew Michael Gibbon

child:
Alison Susan Gibbon