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Personal Care Water Treatment

Chardon, Ohio, 44024, United States
November 12, 2017

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Cory G. Miller, PhD

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Chardon, OH 44024



PhD: Organic/Polymer Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1999-2004).

Thesis Title: New Routes to Arylene Vinylene Polymers

Adviser: Professor Aaron W. Harper

BA: Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (1994-1998).

Research Highlights:

Developed a new synthetic strategy for over-based calcium sulfonate greases as well as formulation of various greases.

Developed a new poly(acrylic acid) stabilization system for an aqueous thickening product used in proppant transport for oilfield applications. (Lubrizol Additives)

Developed a process for inverse emulsion polymers used in hydraulic fracturing fluids. (Lubrizol Additives)

Developed new Asteric (star) polymers based on RAFT technology for engine oil applications. (Lubrizol Additives)

Developed new RAFT-based poly(acrylate) polymers for use as pour point depressants in oil pipelines. (Lubrizol Additives)

Designed synthetic routes to improve water solubility of natural seed gums (cassia) for use in personal care applications. (Lubrizol Advanced Materials)

Developed a new synthetic strategy for an energetic polymer/binder as a gas generator for the automotive airbag industry. (Takata Holdings)

Developed a product platform utilizing Sharpless “Click Chemistry” to generate a library of high nitrogen gas generators for the automotive airbag industry. (Takata Holdings)


Designed a research program for and supervised a summer intern for the oilfield chemical business. (2013, Lubrizol Additives)

Managed 1 BS level technician who assisted in the development of a new water-soluble cassia derivative for personal care products. (2007-2010, Lubrizol Advanced Materials)

Industrial Research

Senior Chemist: Lubrizol Additives: 2010-11/6/ 2017.

Synthesis and formulation of various industrial greases for automotive applications.

Poly(acrylate)/poly(amide) technology for the oilfield/water treatment polymer business.

Inverse emulsion polymerization of an aqueous friction reducer for oilfield applications.

Design and synthesis of polymers using RAFT technology.

Formulation of elastomeric roof coatings for the Performance Coatings Group (5 month temporary project).

Design of controlled release formulations for engine oil applications.

Contributing author in a corporate quarterly publication documenting recent trends in the automotive additives market.

Senior Chemist: Lubrizol Advanced Materials: 2007-2010.

Synthesis of water-soluble cassia derivatives for personal care applications.

Synthesis of a cross-linked version of cassia gum for personal care applications.

Formulation of cassia derivatives in various personal care products.

Chemist: Sika Corporation: 2006-2007.

Formulation of elastomeric sound baffling compounds for automotive applications.

Chemist: Takata Holdings, Inc.: 2004-2006.

Synthesis and development of an efficient, water-based process for the manufacture of Poly(c-vinyltetrazole) and its corresponding salts as a gas generator for airbag inflator devices.

Rational design and synthetic methodology for new heterocyclic, high gas yield, fuel components for airbag inflator devices.

Academic/Government Research

Graduate student, USC, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute: September 1999 to January 2004.

Synthesized a number of Poly(phenylene vinylene) polymers using unique chemistries to study its effect on light emission properties.

Characterized the above mentioned polymers using a multitude of analytical techniques (MALLS, TGA, DSC, NMR, fluorescence, etc.).

Undergraduate research assistant, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (S.O.C.H.E.), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, MLPJ Division: May 1997 to May 1998.

Synthesized and characterized a number of spiropyran modified polypeptides.

Studied substituent effects on ring closing kinetics and its effect on conformational changes in the polymer backbone from α-helix to random coil.


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