Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He received an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He is Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University having recently retired as Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation after a 36-year career.
Dr. Carroll is a Member and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, and also a Past President. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and in 2009 he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.
On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states — most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.
On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute. He has served on expert groups affiliated with the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants through the United Nations Environment Programme, and on panels commissioned by three states--most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.
He has been a member or co-chair of three National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Task Groups, including the update of Prudent Practices in the Chemical Laboratory. He is also co-chair of the Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Dr. Carroll has received the Henry Hill Award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, the Michael Shea Award from the Division of Chemical Technicians, the Howard and Sally Peters Award from the Division of Chemistry And The Law, the Harry and Carol Mosher Award from the ACS Santa Clara Valley Section and the Public Affairs Award from the Chicago Section. He has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Indiana and DePauw.
He holds two patents, and has over seventy-five presentations and publications indexed by the Chemical Abstracts Service in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.