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INTRODUCING Dr. WIL SWANSON:

We are beginning a series of Articles on the “Associates” part of Stites & Associates, LLC (SALLC).  Over the years we have worked with a number of outstanding professionals and professional organizations.  We have been remiss in not featuring these folks in a regular way. 

Dr. Swanson has long been a behind the scenes support for SALLC.  His background has been instrumental in dealing with catalytic and inorganic problems.  His counsel has been invaluable as a professional colleague.  He was instrumental in ensuring the success of two very important and complicated projects.  One was a gasification project that required Wil to work long night shifts doing analytical work.  He was also instrumental in getting our Mettler Toledo TGA/SDTA851e, Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer running.  We are indebted to his unwavering support.

Wil has his PhD in Group VI Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Georgia, Athens.  He also did post-doctorate work at the University of Michigan.  He earned a Master Degree in Ceramic and Solid State Chemistry from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.  He has over 40 years of industrial experience with much of it being at AMAX.  He is an expert in:

  • Inorganic Chemical Processes
  • Inorganic Synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Synthesizing, Handling and Analyzing High Purity Solid State Materials
  • Synthesizing and Handling Air Sensitive Materials

He holds two patents in the areas (US Patents 4,762,699 and 4,713,111).  He edited many volumes of the Catalyst Bibliography issued by Climax Molybdenum.

One of Wil’s more interesting hobbies is participation in the Colorado Symphony Chorus for the past 25 years.