Scientific Head of Research

The Person behind the Science of our products

Clarkson University Alumnus to Deliver Inaugural Matijevic Lecture

Dr. T.A. Ring was born in Batavia, N.Y., studied at several universities in the United States and England and became an educator who has taught and done research in the U.S., China, Japan and Europe. His teaching ranges from colloidal chemistry and chemical engineering to materials science and engineering, with an emphasis on fundamentals and process modeling.

He received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1972. He went on to receive a master of science in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a master of science in physical chemistry from Clarkson, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cambridge University (England).

He previously served as an Honorary Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in China (2004-2007), a Visiting Professor for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1999), a Visiting Professor for the Science University Tokyo (1994), and as a Professor Honoraire for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (1993). Dr. Terry Ring is currently Professor and former Chair of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.

In 1988, he founded the Powder Technology Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Dr. Ring is the current chairman of the board of directors of the Council for Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society, the interface between industry, the society and the nation. 

EDUCATION : 1972 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology

Thesis: Heterogeneous Nucleation on Liquid Surfaces

1974 M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

Thesis: Measurement of Three Dimensional Electron Velocity Distributions in Rare Gas Discharge of Argon and Mixtures of Argon with Hydrogen and Oxygen

1977 M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Clarkson College of Technology

Thesis: Heterocoagulation: Interaction Energy of Two Unequal Spheres

1980 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University (England)

                               Thesis: Filtration of Colloidal Particles in a Packed Bed

                                      FELLOWSHIPS & -elected to line of succession to Chairman, Board Council for Chemical Research 2008-2010

                                      AWARDS :                 

                               - Student Choice Award (University) 2008

                                      - Outstanding Instructor Award (Chemical Engineering) 2005

- Honorary Visiting Professor , Tsinghua University 2004-2007

- Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) 1999

- Visiting Professor, Science University Tokyo 1994

- Professeur Honoraire, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) 1993

- IBM Faculty Development Award 1983-1985

- Cambridge Half Blue for Basketball 1979

- Oliver Gatty Studentship 1977-1980

- Earl C. Anthony Fellowship 1973

- J.R. Weston Fellowship 1968-1972

- DAR Good Citizenship Award 1968

- Arthur Wiedrich Athletic Award 1968

HONOR SOCIETIES : - Phi Kappa Phi, Omega Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi

PROFESSIONAL 2000 - present Professor

EXPERIENCE : 1994-2000 Chairman

1992 - 1994 Professor Department of Chemical Engineering University of Utah

1988 - 1992 Professor Ordinaire of Powder Technology Materials Department, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

CH-1015 LAUSANNE (Switzerland)

1986 - 1988 Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Utah

1984 - 1986 Associate Professor

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1980 - 1984 Assistant Professor, MIT

1974 - 1976 Research Engineer

Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Co.

SOCIETY -American Institute of Chemical Engineers -Materials Research Society -AAAS

                                      MEMBERSHIPS : -American Ceramic Society, Basic Science -American Chemical Society, Colloid Division

PUBLICATIONS : > 125 published articles in the areas of Colloids and Ceramics Processing and Nano-particle Synthesis and one book entitled "Fundamentals of Ceramic Powder Synthesis and Processing" published by Academic Press, 1996.