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chemical engineer

Patrick Seck Lai Wong, American chemical engineer. Achievements include patents in field. Named Inventor of Year, Silicone Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, 2005; recipient Founder's award, ALZA Corporation, 1996. Member American Chemical Society, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists, Controlled Release Society, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

Background

Wong, Patrick Seck Lai was born in 1936 in Canton, China. Came to the United States, 1957.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Michigan, 1960. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London, 1967.

Career

Research chemist W.R. Grace, Clifton, New Jersey, 1962-1964. Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967-1973. Head transport process Alza Corporation, Palo Alto, California, 1973-1979, principal scientist, 1981-1985, director product research, 1985-1987, senior director research, 1987-1991, executive director Research and Development, 1991-1994, vice president research, 1994—2002, vice president oral product Research and Development, advanced drug delivery, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Journal Polymer Science (London), AIChemE Journal, Encyclopedia Pharmaceutical Technology.

Membership

Member American Chemical Society, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists, Controlled Release Society, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Helen Wong, 1941. Children: Julian, Francis, Alex.

spouse:
Helen Wong

child:
Julian Wong

child:
Francis Wong

child:
Alex Wong