Title: Technical Manager of the Permabond Division
Company: National Starch and Chemical Company
Location: Staten Island, New York, United States
Robert Edelman, PhD, Technical Manager of the Permabond Division at the National Starch and Chemical Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.
Interested in chemistry upon taking a chemistry class in high school, Dr. Edelman is currently celebrating his 50th year as a chemist. Commencing his career as a research associate for the Celanese Corporation in Summit, NJ, in 1969, a position he held for 13 years, he subsequently served as a technical manager for M&T Chemicals in Rahway, NJ, from 1982 to 1989. Since 1989, he has been the technical manager of the Permabond Division of the National Starch and Chemical Company in Bridgewater, NJ. In his position, he works primary in organic chemistry, particularly polymer chemistry. During his tenure, he also served as the director of product development and technical service within the Permabond Division between 1998 and 2003.
To remain abreast of developments in the field, Dr. Edelman maintains affiliation with the American Chemical Society and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. As a testament to his success, he was selected for inclusion in the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the East in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College and a Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida and received a Cities Service fellowship through Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, during his doctoral studies.
Dr. Edelman attributes his success to his inherent interest in the sciences and how things worked. Chemistry deals with the transformation of materials into new and better products, and developing new projects and their corresponding problems has always interested him. He would like to be remembered by his peers as an individual who was able to enunciate and communicate his ideas and presentations in a clear, concise manner in an effort to educate amateur, as well as experienced, chemists.
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