Current Section Chair
Wayde V. Konze
Analytical Sciences,Core R&D
The Dow Chemical Company
Wayde Konze is the R&D Director for the Analytical Sciences organization within Core R&D at the Dow Chemical Company. Analytical Sciences is a world class organization which contributes technical problem solving and measurement science across a very diverse array of projects in several geographies, with six different sites across North America, China, Europe and India.
Wayde joined Dow in 2000 in the Chemical Sciences group of Core R&D in Midland, MI where he contributed to several early stage R&D projects in areas of olefin metathesis, polyurethanes, epoxy resins, styrenics, polyolefins and engineering thermoplastics. Wayde joined the Polyolefins business R&D group in Freeport, TX in 2003 where he was instrumental in discovery, scale-up and implementation of breakthrough new polyolefin catalysts, which have subsequently been commercialized for several product lines. Wayde then returned to Midland, MI in 2007 as a Technical Leader for the Synthesis group in Core R&D. Most recently, Wayde held the role of Associate R&D Director in the Macromolecules & Catalysis Group in Core R&D with responsibilities for new project development and implementation across a variety of different areas including: electronic materials, olefin catalysis, radical polymerization, thermosets, polymer composites, and enhanced fibers and coatings.
Wayde holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of the officers of the Section (chair, chair-elect, secretary, and treasurer), the immediate Past Chair, the Councilors, the Alternate Councilors, the Chair of the Committee on Nominations and Elections, and nine Directors, all of whom are voting members. The Councilors, Alternate Councilors, and Directors are elected to three-year terms. All others are elected to one-year terms. The number in parentheses in the list below indicates the final year in office. The asterisk indicates a member of the Executive Committee.