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Industry Voices: 2015 Year in Review

Blog Post created by ACS Industry on Dec 11, 2015

For the past year, the Industry Voices blog has brought you articles for and by members working in the chemistry-related industries.  Each week our writers have tackled a new subject, from tips for the workplace and advocacy of the profession, to profiles of your peers and insights into the relationship between the industry and the economy.

With the new year approaching, the ACS Industry Member Programs Team thought it would be nice to share a sampling of some of our best content from 2015!  It's been a great first year, and we hope that you will continue to join in the discussion in 2016.

Even though the year is winding down, that doesn't mean that Industry Voices is over for the year! Keep checking throughout the month.  Our new content usually comes out on Fridays, but with the holidays in mind, we will publishing new blogs as they are completed so be on the lookout.

Buy New Homes: Chemists Need Jobs!

Paul Hodges is chairman of International eChem (, trusted advisers to the chemical industry and its investment community.  He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Industrial Council on chemicals, advanced materials and biotechnology, and presents the ACS ‘Chemistry & the Economy’ webinars.

The Paradox of Making Something Everyone Needs

Mark Jones is Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow at Dow Chemical since September 2011. He spent most of his career developing catalytic processes after joining Dow in 1990. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Colorado-Boulder doing research unlikely to lead to an industrial career and totally unrelated to his current responsibilities.

It’s Time for Male Scientists to Stand Up Against Gender Bias in Science

Jeff Seale is a Science Fellow at Monsanto where he has worked for 18 years building world-class protein engineering platforms and developing the next generation of science leaders. Outside of work he enjoys watching his children's artistic and athletic endeavors, sailing with friends and working to end extreme global poverty with the ONE Campaign. (The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and not necessarily those of Monsanto.)

The Entrepreneurial PhD Who Is Set to Address Unmet Medical Needs

Yanni Wang is a principal scientific writer and the owner of International Biomedical Communications, a company dedicated to translating research data into clear messages. Yanni has a PhD in chemistry and writes about biomedical research-related topics for professional audiences and the general public.


Bill & Henry Say…Professionalism is about Adaptability and Growth


Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  He received an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He holds two patents, and has over sixty-five publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.