Title: Technology Fellow
Company: DuPont Clean Technologies, MECS, Inc.
Location: Wildwood, Missouri, United States
Timothy Felthouse, Technology Fellow at DuPont Clean Technologies, MECS, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in inorganic chemistry.
Dr. Felthouse became involved with the field of science due to enjoying chemistry in high school. This enjoyment and natural ability in the subject lent itself to his undergraduate studies, where he did well his classes. He had both an organic professor and inorganic professor, and was enrolled in an organic chemistry class with all these extremely competitive pre-medical students. When placed in a laboratory setting, he was better than almost all of the pre-medical students. His decision to become a chemist was further influenced by attending the University of Illinois, which at the time was the largest producer of PhD-level chemists. When Dr. Felthouse was there, there were more than 500 people in the graduate school. Seeing the success of these students inspired him to go for his postdoctoral, which opened up a whole new world for him.
After earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of the Pacific, magna cum laude, he attended the University of Illinois to receive a master’s degree and PhD. Early in his career, he served as a National Science Foundation Research Participant with Washington State University, and then a research assistant for the University of the Pacific. He served as a graduate teaching research assistant at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign from 1973 to 1978. After working as a research associate at Texas A&M University, Dr. Felthouse joined Monsanto Co. as a senior research chemist in 1980. He continued working for Monsanto in various capacities, such as a fellow and catalyst research scientist until 2005. That year he joined DuPont Sustainable Solutions, MECS, Inc. as a technology fellow. In 2016, he joined the DuPont Clean Technologies, MECS, Inc. in a similar role.
The highlight of Dr. Felthouse’s career thus far was receiving his first patent. He has received ten US patents and is an international patentee as well. In addition, he was recognized as a California State Scholar from 1969 to 1973. In 1972, he received an Analytical Division Undergraduate Award. In his career, Dr. Felthouse has served as the finance committee chairman and the science fairs chairman of the American Chemical Society. Furthermore, he has been the chairman of the Catalysis Society, the news editor of the American Chemical Society and maintained professional affiliation with the American Institute of Chemists, the New York Academy of Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon.
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