James E. Kuder, PhD

Title: Chemist (Retired)
Location:  New Providence, New Jersey, United States

James E. Kuder, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.

With extensive experience in the electrochemical characterization of organic materials, Dr. Kuder is highly regarded in his field for being able to identify challenges and provide out-of-the-box thinking in order to find a solution. His key achievements include patents for electrostatic graphic imaging and high speed fusing method uses polyamide resin in toner, as well as for electrochemical production of vinyl acetate. In total, he has obtained more than a dozen patents for his incredible work. He has taken his experience and shared his insights with his industry by publishing more than 30 articles on spectroscopy and the optical properties of materials and electrochemistry to professional journals including the Journal of Organic Chemistry, the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry,  the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Dr. Kuder entered his profession because of the influence of his brother, who was a chemist. He prepared for his career by achieving a Bachelor of Science from Capital University in 1962 and a PhD from Ohio University in 1968. He came to prominence in early roles including chemist for the U.S. Geological Survey, post-doctoral fellow for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and scientist for the Xerox Corporation. Due to his range of experience, Dr. Kuder developed top skills in polymer science and engineering, which he notes is something that is learned on the job. He concluded his career in 1997 as a research associate with Hoechst Celanese Corporation, where he dedicated twenty years of his career. As he looks to the future, Dr. Kuder plans to continue enjoying his retirement through his favorite hobbies, which includes playing a hand chime for a local musical group and for his church’s choir.

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