William H. Starnes, Jr. Homepage
Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
Consultant in Polymer Science and Chemistry
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology
Department of Chemistry
College of William and Mary
P. O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 USA
Phone: (757) 221-2552
Fax: (757) 221-2715
Physical organic chemist and polymer scientist with broad expertise in the degradation, stabilization, microstructure, polymerization mechan-isms, fire retardance, and smoke suppression of technologically important synthetic polymers, especially poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC). Also, extensive experience in air oxidation, antioxidants, free-radical chemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, and organic synthesis. Teacher of introductory and advanced courses in polymer science and organic chemistry.
Inventor of the Ester Thiol stabilization technology for PVC, which eliminates the need for stabilizers containing metals and was licensed, in part, for commercialization in 2005.
To view a complete curriculum vitae listing all publications, patents, and presentations, please click here for a pdf version.
Please click here for the pdf version of a biographical profile published in 2009.