My industrial and academic experience has been in experimental colloid science and surface analysis. I feel I'm qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of general, colloid, physical and analytical chemistry and as well as technical writing. Two personal goals are: 1) to author a general chemistry textbook incorporating significantly more organic and biochemistry material without diminishing the more conventional topics such as nomenclature and descriptive, structural, physical and inorganic chemistry, and 2) to author a physical chemistry textbook which combines mass, momentum and energy balances (traditionally chemical engineering topics) with physical chemistry in order to provide a more intuitive and general presentation for chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering students.

In addition to teaching and academic advising, I would hope to direct an active research program in the areas of kinetic and equilibrium adsorption of molecules and polymers at interfaces. These areas of research would be continuations of work reported in my recent publications. Technological applications for this research would include: paper manufacture, adsorption of environmental pollutants, migration of soil nutrients, adsorption on membrane surfaces and polymer molecules, electrostatic properties of organic and inorganic interfaces, adhesion, paints and coatings, detergency, foam and particulate dispersion stability, viscosity modification, etc. Funding for this research would be sought from institutions with interests in the above mentioned technologies.


  • Post Doctorial Study; Colloid Science Research,
      University of Texas at Austin, July, 1974 to July, 1975.
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry; Colloid and Physical Chemistry Emphasis,
      University of Texas at Austin, January, 1975.
  • B.A. Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry Emphasis with Math and Physics
      Double Minor, Emporia (Kansas) State University, May, 1969.




Professor John F. Scamehorn
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Oklahoma
100 East Boyd Street
Norman, OK  73019
Tel:  (405) 325-4382
FAX:  (405) 325-5813
    Dr. Charles R. Clark
1316 Meadowbrook
Ponca City, OK  74601
Tel:  (405) 762-4254
FAX:  (405) 762-0922


University of Delaware - Assistant Professor   9/00-Present
Teach courses in general and analytical chemistry with oversight of labs.
Serve as Student advisor and undergraduate faculty commitee member.

Consultant for Stone & Webster Engineering   5/99-7/99
Developed methods to identify optimum surfactants for emulsification and microemulsification to be used in the disposal of U.S. Army nerve gas stocks.

University of Delaware - Visiting Professor   1/98-5/00
Taught courses in general and analytical chemistry and the associated labs.

Editor - "Oxide Surfaces", Marcel-Dekker, Publisher   1/97-7/00
Enlisted chapter authors, wrote two chapters then edited all chapters.

Titanium Dioxide Research - E.I. DuPont   7/92-1/97
Developed adsorption equations for the solution-solid interface. Used adsorption equations to model the electrostatic stabilization of dispersions. Specific applications to gellation in latex paints containing ZnO.

New Product Development Research - E.I. DuPont   6/90-7/92
Developed novel methods of coating particles in aqueous solutions with inorganic oxides.

Surfactant Technical Service - E.I. DuPont   6/87-6/90
Advised customers on applications for all 50+ DuPont surfactants and oil field drilling fluid additives. Developed and taught numerous customer training courses on surfactant chemistry and applications.

Oil Field Chemical Research - E.I. DuPont   11/84-6/87
Invented an apparatus to analyze shale instability. Developed a chemical additive for drilling fluids which inhibits shale disintegration during oil well drilling. Developed an oil flow enhancing chemical. Developed and taught numerous customer training courses on the chemistry of newly developed oil field chemicals.

Surface Chemical Research - Conoco Inc.   1/80-11/84
Evaluated the relationship between surfactant chemical structure and application properties such as foam and detergency. Developed and taught numerous customer training courses on surfactant chemistry and applications.

Polymer and Surface Chemical Research - Conoco Inc.   7/75-1/80
Developed models which would predict polymer processing behavior such as plasticizer uptake by porous polymer beads and the break down of porous polymer beads during extrusion or milling. Invented an apparatus to quantitatively measure plasticizer uptake by porous polymer beads. Developed and taught numerous customer training courses on poly(vinyl chloride) chemistry and applications.



  • Advisor Board, J. Colloid Interface Sci., since January, 1999.
  • Book Ed., "Oxide Surfaces" in "Surfactant Sci. Ser." By Marcel Dekker.
  • 10 U.S. Patents.
  • 22 Technical Publications.
  • Session Chair, 71st Colloid & Surf. Sci. Symp., Am. Chem. Soc., 1997.
  • "People to People International.", Russian Oil Field Delegate, 1991.
  • Best Technical Paper, 1979, Soc. of Plastics Eng. Annual Tech. Conf.
  • Summer Co-op Student, Conoco, Inc., 1968 and 1969.
  • American Chemical Society, Section President and Secretary, 1966-1969.
  • Recipient, Kiwania Club Scholarship, 1965.


    Scoutmaster, BSA, 1986-1988.


  • U.S. Patent 6,030,467, Wingrave, James A., "Surfactant-Aided Removal of Organics", Patent issued, February 29, 2000.
  • U.S. Patent 5,650,097, Wysong, Ernest B., Wingrave, A. A., Dombchik, Steven A., "Corrosion Inhibitor Composition for Steel", Patent issued, July 22, 1997.
  • U.S. Patent 4,988,450, Wingrave, J. A., Palmer, Jr., Charles F. and Carter, Thomas S., "Shale Stabilizing Drilling Fluid Additives", Patent issued, January 29, 1991.
  • U.S. Patent 4,852,400, Wingrave, J. A., "Method and Apparatus for Determining Physical Integrity of Geological Strata", Patent issued, August 1, 1989.
  • U.S. Patent 4,316,976, Wingrave, J. A., "Preparation of Poly(Vinyl Halide) with Quaternary Salt of Cellulose Sulfate", Patent issued, February 23, 1982.
  • U.S. Patent 4,271,698, Wingrave, J. A., "Apparatus to Measure Plasticizer Adsorption in Polymer Powders", Patent issued, June 9, 1981.
  • U.S. Patent 4,230,604, Wingrave, J. A., "Method to Produce PVC Compounds with Electrical Conductance Dependent on Electrical Potential", Patent issued, October 28, 1980.
  • U.S. Patent 4,112,206, Wingrave, J. A., "Polyvinyl Chloride Having Improved Antistatic Properties", Patent issued, September 11, 1978.
  • U.S. Patent T920,003, Edwards, T. G., Groves, W. L. and Wingrave, J. A., "Alcoholic Compounds as Molybdenium Collector Frothers", Patent issued, March 5, 1974.
  • U.S. Patent 3,625,857, Weimer, D. R. and Wingrave, J. A., "Oil Spill Dispersant and Method of Employing Same", Patent issued, December 7, 1971.



22.Wingrave, J. A., Editor, "Oxide Surfaces" in the "Surfactant Science Series", Marcel Dekker, Inc., to be published.
21.Wingrave, J. A., "Single Cation Adsorption Equation for the Solution-Metal Oxide Interface", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 183(2) 579-96 (1996).
20.Wingrave, J. A., in, "Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference of the Paint Research Association, November 13-15, 1995", paper 15.
19.Wingrave, J. A., Kubena, Jr., E., Douty, C. F., Whitfill, D. L. and Cords, D. P., "New Chemical Package Produces an Improved Inhibitive Water-Based Drilling Fluid System", SPE Preprint 16687, presented at the 62nd Annual Technical Conference of the SPE, Dallas, TX, September 27-30 (1987).
18.Wade, W. H. and Wingrave, J. A., "Macroscopic Properties in Fluids in Micropores", published in, "Principles and Applications of Pore Structural Characterization", Haynes, J. M. and Rossi-Doria, P., Ed., J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Bristol, England, pp. 57-68 (1985).
17.Wingrave, J. A., "Linear Sodium Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Homologs: Comparison of Detergency Performance with Experimental and Thermodynamic Wetting Theories", published in, "Structure/Performance Relationships in Surfactants, Am. Chem. Soc. Symp. Ser., 253", Rosen, M. J., Ed., Am. Chem. Soc., Washington, D.C., pp. 241-68 (1984).
16.Wingrave, J. A., "Foam Stability Optimization of LDL Formulations by LAS Molecular Weight and LAS/AES Ratio from Interfacial Tension Measurements", Chem. Times Trends, 5(4), 42-7 (1982).
15.Wingrave, J. A., "A Thermodynamic Theory for Predicting Foam Stability Performance as a Function of Added Soil in LDL and Shampoo Applications", Household Pers. Prod. Ind., 18(11), 52 (1981).
14.Wingrave, J. A., "A Survey of Fundamental Studies on the Mechanism of Detergency and Foam Stability in the Presence of Soil", Soap Cosmet. Chem. Spec., 57(11), 3 (1981).
13.Wingrave, J. A. and Matson, T. P., "Are Theoretical Surface Chemistry Measurements Really Practical?", J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 347A-355A, (1981).
12.Schwab, P. A. and Wingrave, J. A., "The Plasticizer Adsorption Behavior of PVC", J. Macromol. Sci., Phys., B20(30), 429-30 (1981).
11.Wingrave, J. A., "Behavior of Plasticizers in Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Resins. I. A Method for Measuring Dynamic Plasticizer Absorption In Suspension Resin Grains", J. Vinyl Tech., 2(3), 204-8 (1980).
10.Wingrave, J. A., Schechter, R. S. and Wade W. H., "An Experimental Determination of the Curvature Dependence of Surface Tension From Fluid Flow Studies", published in, "The Modern Theory of Capillarity", Goodrich, F. C. and Rusinov, A. I., Eds., Akademie-Verlab, Berlin, pp. 209-31 (1981).
 9.Wingrave, J. A. and Peden, M. C., "Rheology of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Dry Blends. II. Mathematical Modeling of Rigid Dry Blend Performance for Physical Changes in Processing", J. Vinyl Tech., 2(4), 244-9 (1980).
 8.Wingrave, J. A., "Surface Excess Thermodynamic Properties of Aqueous Cellulose Ether Surfactant Solutions", in, "Polymer Colloids II", Fitch, R. M., Ed., Plenem Press, New York, pp. 419-45 (1980).
 7.Wingrave, J. A., "Electrical Behavior of Poly(Vinyl Chloride). I. Wien-Onsager Effect Deviations from Ohm's Law", J. Vinyl Tech., 2(2), 100 (1980).
 6.Wingrave, J. A. and Peden, M.C., "Rheology of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Dry Blends. I. A Fusion Model for Evaluation Rigid Dry Blend Compound Performance", J. Vinyl Tech., 1(2), 107 (1979).
 5.Wingrave, J. A., "The Effect of Type and Concentration of Ionic Impurities on the Electrical Resistivity of PVC", preprints of the 36th ANTEC of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Washington, D. C., pp.580-5 (1978).
 4.Schechter, R. S., Wade, W. H. and Wingrave, J. A., "Sorption Isotherm Hysteresis and Turbidity Phenomena in Mesoporous Media", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 59(1), 7 (1977).
 3.Wingrave, J. A., "The Effect of VCM Removal on Commercial Pipe Grade PVC Resin", preprints of the 35thANTEC of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Montreal, Canada, pp. 264-7 (1977).
 2.Wingrave, J. A., Wade, W. H. and Schechter, R. S., "Liquid Imbibition Into Evacuated Mesoporous Media", Chapter 12, published in, "Wetting, Spreading and Adhesion", Padday, J. F., Ed., Academic Press, London, pp. 261-88 (1978).
 1.Schechter, R. S., Wade, W. H. and Wingrave, J. A., "Determination of the Curvature Dependence of Surface Tension From Fluid Flow Studies", preprints of the 48th National Colloid Symposium, Austin, TX, pp. 150-7 (1974).


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