Georgia Southern University

Recognized Industry Advanced Materials Expert, Don McLemore, Ph.D., Named Research Professor at Georgia Southern University

05-16 Don McLemoreGeorgia Southern University has named Don McLemore, a highly regarded researcher, as a research professor in the Department of Chemistry within its Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology.  McLemore will begin his new role on July 1, 2011.

Prior to joining Georgia Southern, McLemore served as chief operating officer for Herty Advanced Materials Development Center in Savannah, Ga., where he launched new programs in biofuels development and restructured and expanded toll-manufacturing programs leading the company to nearly triple its revenues.  Before joining Herty, he served as director of Polymer Industry Relations and Center of Excellence Development at Georgia Tech.  Earlier in his career he served in several positions at Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW), Raychem (now Tyco NYSE: TYC) and Isolyser Company Inc. (now Microtek Medical Holdings).

While at Dow Chemical, he served as director, business and technology development, laboratory director at the Advanced Composites Laboratory, senior research manager at the Advanced Polymeric Systems Laboratory and research manager at the Materials Science and Engineered Products Laboratory.  He has also served as a consultant to B.F. Goodrich and is the president and owner of Business, Technology, and Marketing Analysis, Inc., a professional consulting service providing analysis and coaching for leaders of science-based business and selective litigation support services.

“Don McLemore is a proven creator, implementer and manager of new business initiatives and we are excited to have him join Georgia Southern University,” said Charles Patterson, Ph.D., vice president for research and dean of the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.  “As Georgia Southern continues to expand its research activity, Don will be a great addition. Our goal is to draw additional industrial research projects and economic development opportunities to our campus.”

McLemore holds numerous patents and has published in a variety of publications.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry/polymer science, a Master of Science degree in polymer science/physics and a Ph.D. in polymer science from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He is also a graduate of the American Graduate School of International Management, Executive Education Program in Business Management.


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