Robert Lochhead

Robert Lochhead

Dr Lochhead's industrial career spanned 25 years- 4 years with the Nobel Division of I.C.I , 10 years with Unilever Research and 11 years with the Specialty Polymer and Chemicals Division of BFGoodrich. After this career as an industrial scientist and research manager, Dr Lochhead joined the University of Southern Mississippi as an Associate Professor in 1990. He has chaired the Department of Polymer Science since 1993 and raised it to School status. The department has been ranked third in the nation for Polymers and it is ranked 5th in the USA for Engineering (various) and 18th in the Nation for Engineering. More than $2billion in capital has been invested in the Mississippi Polymer Industry, creating 42 new companies and 10,000 new jobs. Dr. Lochhead serves as Principal Investigator of the NSF funded 'Multinational Partnership to Incite Innovation', Director of The Institute for Formulation Science and the National Formulation Science Laboratory, and Director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi. The National Formulation Science Laboratory is located on a 523 acre site in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dr. Lochhead is the author of about 300 scientific papers and 18 Patents, some for polymers that are used extensively in our industry. Since 1995, his students have won 9 best paper awards at National Meetings. Bob Lochhead served as President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 1994 and he currently serves again in that capacity. He was President of the International Association of Formulation Chemists in 2000. He was the 2000 recipient of the Maison G. De Navarre Medal; the highest honor in the Arts and Sciences of Cosmetics, and also the SCC National Merit Award, 2006. Lochhead also serves on the INCI committee. Accelerating Innovation for formulated products that depend upon fundamentals of polymer science and surface/colloid science. The work is supported by NSF and a number of well known global companies

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The Univ. of Southern Mississipi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA

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