Dr. RawlinsDr. James W. Rawlins

Dr. James W. Rawlins received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering and B.S. in Polymer Science from The University of Southern Mississippi. In 1999, his career started at Highland International, Inc. as Technical Director focusing on product development. In 2000, he transferred to Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh where he was a Senior Research Chemist for the Coatings and Colorants Division. At Bayer’s request, he moved to Germany with a promotion to Technical Marketing Manager for Powder Coating Raw Materials EMEA. Recently, James accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Polymer Science at Southern Miss where he is involved in polymeric research and development for responsive thin films, more specifically, competitive degradation mechanisms, embedded raw material storage for self-repair or self-synthesis, and the combination of enzymes and proteins with organic polymers.

He has delivered over fifty professional presentations, published over thirty-nine articles, and currently holds nine patents with eight patent applications pending. James is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) New Uses Council (NUC), The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC), Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT), Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), and Powder Coatings Institute (PCI).

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