With 55 years of professional experience under his belt, Donald R. Paul, PhD, currently works for the University of Texas in a number of roles including as a professor, the Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair of Chemical Engineering, the director of the Center for Polymer Research, the director of the Texas Materials Institute and the Ernest Cockrell Senior Chair in Engineering. Earlier in his career, he found success with E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, the University of Wisconsin and the Chemstrand Research Center. Following those appointments, he was hired by the University of Texas, excelling as an assistant professor and an associate professor. Over the years, Dr. Paul has also served as a consultant in the field and as a visiting professor with the Michigan Molecular Institute.
An expert in his field, Dr. Paul has earned a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State College, and both a Master of Science and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. In order to remain aware of changes in the field, he is affiliated with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Society of Plastics Engineers, the National Academy of Engineering, the Mexico Academy of Sciences and the American Chemical Society. With a plethora of knowledge at his disposal, Dr. Paul has co-authored “Controlled Release Polymeric Formulations,” “Polymer Blends” and “Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes.”
For his professional excellence, Dr. Paul has been presented with an Educational Service Award from the Plastics Institute of America, an Award for Engineering Teaching through the General Dynamics Corporation and the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award. Additionally, he was selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. Looking toward the future, Dr. Paul intends to experience continued success with the University of Texas.