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Professor John Texter has over 35 years experience in industrial small particle and coating technologies. He is Professor of Polymer and Coating Technology at Eastern Michigan University (since 2002) and he is a visiting Chair Professor in the College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at Soochow University in Suzhou, China. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology and Associate Editor of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and has worked for Strider Research Corporation and for Eastman Kodak Company in various areas of dispersion and emulsion technology. He received his undergraduate engineering education and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lehigh University, where he studied at the Zettlemoyer Center for Surface and Coatings Research. He is an experienced lecturer, organizer, and technical project manager. He is an inventor, editor, and author of over 200 publications including five books, 46 issued U.S. patents, and numerous research and review articles. He has received numerous awards and honors including being named Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the American Chemical Society, and Fellow of the Society of Imaging Science and Technology, the 2007 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Research Award, a Service Recognition Award from the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, a Team Achievement Award for Improved Ferrotyping, induction into the Kodak Distinguished Inventors’ Gallery, an MRE Innovation Award for Nanocrystalline Technology, the CTO Patent Award for Innovation and Initiative in Patenting, listings in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who's Who in America, and various graduate fellowships. He is active professionally and has served as Chairman of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, Chairman of the Chemistry at Interfaces Gordon Research Conference, Chair of the Chemistry of Supramolecules and Assemblies Gordon Research Conference, and organizer of many international symposia. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, the international nanoparticle formulation network InForm, and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.