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Education

Bachelor of Arts, Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, 1962,
Major in Chemistry and Mathematics,
Graduated with Honors in Chemistry.

Master of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1964,
Major in Chemistry, Thesis Professor: Dr. Peter A. Leermakers

Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1968,
Major in Organic Chemistry. Thesis Professor: Dr. George S. Hammond

Professional Experience

Ford Motor Company, Scientific Research Staff, 1967–1969

University of North Dakota, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Grand Forks, N. D., 1969–1973

3M Company, Corporate Scientist, 3M Center, St Paul, MN, 1973–2001, retired 2001.
Elected to 3M’s Carlton Society 1988 (3M’s highest technical reward recognizing outstanding contributions to 3M’s science and technology).

Experience

Specific interests include organic chemistry, organic photochemistry, Photoinitiator chemistry, UV curing chemistry and processes, photopolymerization, UV absorbing compounds, process development, UV radiation measurement, UV stabilization chemistry, pressure sensitive adhesives, Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal devices, switchable electronic windows, intumescent materials, UV blocking window films, photopolymerized printing plates, patent strategy and problem solving.

Author and/or co-author of 24 articles in scientific journals and inventor and/or co-inventor of 32 U.S. issued patents. Many of these patents were filed OUS. Some patents have issued OUS that were withdrawn in the U. S.

A list of patents can be found at http://uspto.gov or http://wipo.int.

Further details on request.

Expertise and experience in:

  • UV Polymerization and curing
  • Organic Photochemistry
  • Photoinitiator chemistry
  • Chemistry of light absorbed Compounds
  • Light measurement
  • UV Process
  • Product development
  • Weathering stabilization
  • Patent strategy

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 1968,
    George S. Hammond advisor
  • 45 years experience in photochemistry
  • 30 years industrial experience
  • 4 years academic experience
  • 32 issued U. S. patents
  • 24 publications in scientific journals
  • Member of American Chemical Society
  • Many products being sold using developed technology

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, 1962,
Major in Chemistry and Mathematics,
Graduated with Honors in Chemistry.

Master of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1964,
Major in Chemistry, Thesis Professor: Dr. Peter A. Leermakers

Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1968,
Major in Organic Chemistry. Thesis Professor: Dr. George S. Hammond

Professional Experience

Ford Motor Company, Scientific Research Staff, 1967–1969

University of North Dakota, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Grand Forks, N. D., 1969–1973

3M Company, Corporate Scientist, 3M Center, St Paul, MN, 1973–2001, retired 2001.
Elected to 3M’s Carlton Society 1988 (3M’s highest technical reward recognizing outstanding contributions to 3M’s science and technology).

Experience

Specific interests include organic chemistry, organic photochemistry, Photoinitiator chemistry, UV curing chemistry and processes, photopolymerization, UV absorbing compounds, process development, UV radiation measurement, UV stabilization chemistry, pressure sensitive adhesives, Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal devices, switchable electronic windows, intumescent materials, UV blocking window films, photopolymerized printing plates, patent strategy and problem solving.

Author and/or co-author of 24 articles in scientific journals and inventor and/or co-inventor of 32 U.S. issued patents. Many of these patents were filed OUS. Some patents have issued OUS that were withdrawn in the U. S.

A list of patents can be found at http://uspto.gov or http://wipo.int.

Further details on request.



Issued U. S. Patents

  1. U.S. 4,329,384, "Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Produced From Photoactive Mixture of Acrylic Monomers And Polynuclear-Chromophore-Substituted Halomethyl-2-Triazine", George F. Vesley and John D. Moon, May 11-1982.

  2. U.S. 4,330,590, "Photoactive Mixture of Acrylic Monomers And Chromophore-Substituted Halomethyl-2-Triazine", George F. Vesley, May 18, 1982.

  3. U.S. 4,391,687, "Photoactive Mixture of Acrylic Monomers And Chromophore-Substituted Halomethyl-2-Triazine", George F. Vesley, July 5, 1983.

  4. U.S. 4,415,615, "Cellular Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Product And Method of Making", Donald L. Esmay, Gordon G. Johnson and George F. Vesley, November 15, 1983.

  5. U.S. 4,612,242, "Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Containing Coated Glass Microbubbles", George F. Vesley, Patrick G. Zimmerman, Craig S. Chamberlain and Jerome W. McAllister, September 16, 1986.

  6. U.S. 4,618,525, "Coated Glass Microbubbles And Article Incorporating Them”, Craig S. Chamberlain, George F. Vesley, Patrick G. Zimmerman and Jerome W. McAllister, October 21, 1886.

  7. U.S. 4,748,061, "Camouflaged Composite Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape", George F. Vesley. May 31, 1988.

  8. U.S. 4,780,491, "Microbubble-Filled Article", George F. Vesley, Alan H. Paulson, October 25, 1988.

  9. U.S. 4,666,771, "Microbubble-Filled Article Such As A Pressure-Sensitive adhesive Tape", George F. Vesley and Alan H. Paulson, May 19, 1987.

  10. U.S. 4,895,745, "Dark Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive", George F. Vesley and Jurgen Klingen, January 23, 1990.

  11. U.S. 4,950,537, "Colored Foamlike Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape", George F. Vesley and Patrick G. Zimmerman, August 21, 1990.

  12. U.S. 5,024,880, "Cellular Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Membrane", George F. Vesley, Jurgen Klingen and Donald T. Landin, June 18, 1991.

  13. U. S. 5,202,361 "Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive" Patrick. G. Zimmerman, Gadam. Babu, Lang. Nguyen, Ingrid Blair and George F. Vesley, 1993 April 13, 1993.

  14. U. S. 5,294,763 "Microwave Heatable Compositions", C. S. Chamberlain, G. Connell, P. H. LePere, C. A.Minick, C. M.Palmgren, W. C. Tait, P. G. Zimmerman and G. F. Vesley, March 15, 1994.

  15. U. S. 5,416,622 "Electrical Connector" R. Engfer, L. Gilbert, B. L. Klaenhammer, S. Iverson, S. A. Miller, and G. F. Vesley, May 16, 1995.

  16. U. S. 5,446, 270 "Microwave Heatable Compositions", C. S. Chamberlain, G. Connell, P.H. LePere, C. A.Minick, C. M.Palmgren, W. C. Tait, P. G. Zimmerman and G. F. Vesley, August 29, 1995.

  17. U. S. 5,462,797 "Energy Curable Cationically and Free Radically Polymerized Pressure-Sensitive Composition", R. DeVoe, J. Williams, H. Clark, G. F. Vesley and P. G. Zimmerman, October 31, 1995.

  18. U. S. 5,585,035 "Light Modulated Devices Having A Silicon-Containing Matrix" , B. A. Nerad and G. F. Vesley, December 17, 1996.

  19. U. S. 5,521,227 "Energy Curable Cationically and Free Radically Polymerized Pressure-Sensitive Composition", M. C. Palazzotto, H. B. Clark, G. F. Vesley, J. W. Williams and P. G. Zimmerman, May 8, 1976.

  20. U. S. 5,593,615 "Light Modulating Device Having A Matrix Prepared From Acid Reactants", B. A. Nerad and G. F. Vesley, January 14, 1997.

  21. U. S. 5,641,426 "Light Modulating Device Having A Matrix Prepared from Allyl Reactants", G. F. Vesley and B. A. Nerad. June 20, 1997.

  22. U. S. 5,867,238 "Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Device Having an Ultra-Violet-Polymerizable Matrix and Variable Optical Transmission and a Method for Preparing the Same", S.A. Miller, W.A. Huffman, L. R. Gilbert and G. F. Vesley February 2, 1999.

  23. U. S. 5,902,836 "Acrylic Syrup Curable To A Crosslinked Viscoelastomeric Material" G. Bennett, G. Babu, K. Chen, G. F. Vesley, L. Winslow and P. G. Zimmerman May, 11 1999.

  24. U.S. 6,174,931 "Multistage Irradiation Process for Production of Acrylic Based Adhesives and Adhesives Made Thereby", J. D. Moon, G. F. Vesley, and L. A. Zeigler Jan. 16, 2001.

  25. U. S. 6,224,949 "Free Radical polymerization Method" Robin E. Wright and George F. Vesley, May 1, 2001 WO 9964472 .

  26. U.S. 6,339111 "Multistage Irradiation Process for Production of Acrylic Based Adhesives and Adhesives Made Thereby", J. D. Moon, G. F. Vesley, L. A. Zeigler, R. C. Mehner, M. S. Edberg and R. D. Anderson Jan. 15, 2002.

  27. U.S. 6,436,532 "Multistage Irradiation Process for Production of Acrylic Based Adhesives and Adhesives Made Thereby", J. D. Moon, L. A. Zeigler, G. F. Vesley, R. C. Mehner, M. S. Edberg and R. D. Anderson, August 20,2002.

  28. U. S. 6,517,910 "Free Radical Polymerization Method" Robin E. Wright and George F. Vesley, February 11, 2003.

  29. U. S. 6,368,670 "Method of Providing Fire Barrier and Article Thereof" George F. Frost, George F. Vesley, Biing Huei Su and Brandon Cordts, April 9, 2002.

  30. U. S. 6,960,275 "Method of Making a Viscoelastic Article by Coating and Curing on a Reusable Surface" George F. Vesley, Gary W. Maier and Peter M. Seiler. November 1, 2005.

  31. U. S. 7,045,079. July 4, 2006. "Aqueous intumescent fire barrier composition" David W. Erisman and George F. Vesley, May 16, 2006.

  32. U. S. 7,070,653 "Method of providing a fire barrier and article therefor" George W. Frost, George F. Vesley, Biing Huei Su and Brandon Cordts.

Other U. S. patent applications are pending. These patents are also filed O. U. S. Several patents are issued O. U.S. and not in the U. S.



Publications in Scientific Journals.

  1. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., Photolysis of Pyruvic Acid in Solution, J. Org. Chem, 28, 1160 (1963).

  2. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., The Photochemistry of α-Keto Acids and α-Esters I, Photolysis of Pyruvic Acid and Benzoylformic Acid, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 85, 3776 (1963).

  3. Leermakers, P. A., Warren, P. C. and Vesley, G. F., The Photochemistry of α-Keto Acids and α-Keto Esters II, Solution Phase Decomposition of α-Keto Esters, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 86, 1768 (1964).

  4. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F. The Photochemistry of α-Keto Acids and α-Keto Esters III, Photolysis of Pyruvic Acid in the Vapor Phase, J. Phys. Chem., 68, 2364 (1964).

  5. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., Turro, N. J. and Neckers, D. C., Photochemistry of Tetrasubstituted 1,3-Butanediones II, Effect of Oxygen, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 86, 4213 (1964).

  6. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., Organic Photochemistry and the Excited State, J. Chem. Ed., 41, 535 (1964).

  7. Pitts, J. N. Jr., Hess, L. N., Baum, E. J., Schuck, E. A., Wen, J. K. S., Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., The Transfer and Conversion of Electronic Energy in Some "Model" Photochemical Systems. Photochem. and Photobiol., 4, 305, (1965).

  8. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., Thermal and Photochemical Decomposition of Cyclopropylphenylmethane, J. Org. Chem., 30, 539 (1965).

  9. Leermakers, P. A., M. E. Ross, Vesley, G. F. and warren, P. C., Thermal and Photochemical Decomposition of Ethyl and Isopropyl Pyruvate in the Vapor Phase, J. Org. Chem., 30 (1965).

  10. Turro, N. J., Leermakers, P. A., Wilson, H. R. Neckers. D. C., Byers, G. W., and Vesley, G. F., Photochemistry of Tetrasubstituted 1,3-Butanediones III, Decomposition Modes and Chemical Intermediates, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 87, 2613 (1965).

  11. Stephenson, L. M., Whitten, D. G., Vesley, G. F. and Hammond, G. S., Conjugated Dienes as Quenchers for Excited States of Aromatic Hydrocharbons, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 88, 3665 (1966).

  12. Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., Organic Photochemistry and the Excited State, Rev. Iber. ed. Quins., 2, 16 (1967).

  13. Turro, N. J., Leermakers, P. A. and Vesley, G. F., Cyclohexylidienecyclohexene (Bicyclohexylidiene), "Organic Synthesis" Vol. 47, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, N.Y. 1967, P. 34.

  14. Vesley, G. F., Complications in Measuring Quantum Yields Using Cylinderical Sample Cells, Mol. Photochem., 3, 193 (1970). .

  15. Vesley, G. F. and Stenberg, V. I., The Catalytic Dehydrator for Rapid Ester Synthesis, J. Org. Chem., 36, 2548 (1971).

  16. Stenberg, V. I. and Vesley, G. F. and Kubic, D., The Catalytic Dehydrator for Acetal and Ester Synthesis, J. Org. Chem. 36, 2550 (1971).

  17. Vesley, G. F., The Role of Singlet and Triplet States in Aromatic Substitution Reactions I, J. Phys. Chem., 75, 1775 (1971).

  18. Vesley, G. F., Quantum Yields at High Diene Concentrations, Mol. Photochem., 4, 519 (1972).

  19. Vesley, G. F., Energy Wasting Processes in Exothermic Energy Transfer, Mol. Photochemistry, (1973).

  20. Vesley, G. F. and Prichard, B. A., The Role of Singlet and Triplet States in aromatic Substitution II, Fluorescent Quenching of Anisole and p-Hydroquinone, J. Phys. Chem., 77, 529 (1973).

  21. Vesley, G. F. and Hammond, G. S., Benzophenone Sensitizeation of 1,3-Cyclohexadiene as a Chemical Actinometer, Mol. Photochem., 5, 367 (1973).

  22. Hammond, G. S., Stephenson, L. M. and Vesley, G. F., Chemical Gears: A Demonstration of Chemical Dynamics, J. Chem. Ed., 50, 529 (1973).

  23. Kubic, D. A., Vesley, G. F. and Stenberg, V. I., Nitrogen Photochemistry XIII, The Reduction Aromatic Nitrocompounds by Alocohls, J. Org. Chem., 42, 1459 (1977).

  24. Vesley, G. F., Mechanisms of the Photodecomposition of Initiators, J. Rad. Curing. 4, 4 (1986).

Presentations at Americam Chemical Societies Meetings.

  1. Vesley, G. F., and Hammond, G. S., Complications in the Use of Photosensitized Reactions to Count Triplets, Abstracts 152nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New York, N. Y. Sept 1966, P 12e.

  2. Vesley, G. F., The Role of Triplet States in Aromatic Substitution Reactions, Abstracts 4th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Fargo North Dakota, 1970, p. 2.


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