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chemical engineer

Richard Chapman Sonntag, American chemical engineer. 3M/Tau Beta Pi fellow, 1980. Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Society Rheology, Philadelphia Society Coatings Technology.

Background

Sonntag, Richard Chapman was born on June 14, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Ralph Ingram and Mary Carla (Smuck) W.

Education

Butyrylcholinesterase, Catholic University America, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1985.

Career

Senior research engineer Atlantic Richfield Company Oil & Gas Company, Plano, Texas, 1985-1986. Staff engineer DuPont Automotive Products, Philadelphia, 1986-1994. Senior manager process development ICI-National Starch, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1994-2000.

Senior research associate DuPont Ink Jet, Wilmington, Delaware, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of novel characterization methods for colloidal systems (particle size and adsorption properties). Participation in product development teams for new automotive, refinish and ink jet products. Development of novel, low-cost processing methods for pigment dispersions.

    Training, mentoring, and managing teams to develop improved processing methods for emulsion, solution, suspension, and bulk polymers.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Presenter in field.

Membership

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Society Rheology, Philadelphia Society Coatings Technology.

Connections

Married Diana Lori Purdy, May 14, 1983. Children: Kirsten, Justin, Derek.

father:
Ralph Ingram W.

mother:
Mary Carla (Smuck) W.

spouse:
Diana Lori Purdy

child:
Kirsten Sonntag

child:
Justin Sonntag

child:
Derek Sonntag