About CSP

About CSP

Scientific Advisors

CSP engages key scientific advisors in the fields of material science and chemistry.  Our advisors, leaders in their respective fields, work with CSP and its customers to develop robust technical solutions.


Dr. Glenn Fredrickson

Professor and Chairman of Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara

Dr. Fredrickson's research activities are focused on the theoretical analysis of complex fluid and polymer systems and on the development of theoretical tools necessary to carry out such analysis. Dr. Fredrickson's work includes polymers composed of two or more monomeric units such as block or random copolymers, flow-induced and non-equilibrium phase transitions and the interface structure and tension in macromolecular systems. Dr. Fredrickson won the Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society. He shared the American Chemical Society's Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering, with Dr. Ed Kramer and Dr. Frank Bates of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fredrickson won the Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society and is the author of over 200 journal publications and one book, and has 10 patents published or pending. Dr. Fredrickson is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

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Dr. Alex Klibanov

Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering, MIT

Dr. Klibanov is a member of the National Academy of Science and is known for greatly advancing the field of non-aqueous enzymology, the development methods for allowing enzymes to function in media such as organic solvents, rather than water. Dr. Klibanov has authored over 270 scientific papers and has 16 issued U.S. patents. Dr. Klibanov has given over 350 invited presentations and is a member of eight journal editorial boards. He has received numerous prestigious professional awards including the Leo Friend Award, the Ipatieff Prize, the Marvin J. Johnson Award, and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, all from the American Chemical Society, as well as the International Enzyme Engineering Award. Dr. Klibanov is a member of both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

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Dr. Edward Kramer

Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Kramer's current research activities focus on polymer interfaces using a variety of depth profiling and microscopic imaging methods. Dr. Kramer is internationally known for polymer thin films, interfaces, ordering, and other properties of block copolymers, and incorporation of nanoparticles into polymeric systems. Dr. Kramer shared the American Chemical Society's Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering, with Dr. Glenn Fredrickson of UCSB and Dr. Frank Bates of the University of Minnesota. During his illustrious career, Dr. Kramer has authored or co-authored over 425 journal publications. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

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Dr. Robert Langer

Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, MIT, Harvard

Dr. Langer is a David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, one of the highest honors awarded to a faculty member at MIT. Dr. Langer has garnered many accolades over his distinguished 30-year career. Dr. Langer received the Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers, and the Millennium Prize, the world's largest technology prize. Other career recognitions include the Distinguished Chemist Award from the New England Institute of Chemists, the National Medal of Science, the Von Hippel Award from the Materials Research Society, and election to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Langer was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in August, 2001. He has written over 1,050 articles, has more than 750 issued or pending patents and is the most cited engineer in history. Dr. Langer is one of very few elected to all three U.S. national academies (Sciences, Engineering and Medicine) and the youngest ever to receive this distinction.

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Dr. David O'Bryan

Former Senior Vice President, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories

Dr. O'Bryan's background is in the clinical testing industry, including significant experience in developing new technologies. While at SmithKline Beecham, Dr. O'Bryan was integral in negotiating license agreements involving patented gene sequences used to diagnose diseases and secured the first license for nucleic acid testing on behalf of SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories. Dr. O'Bryan is also a recognized expert in laboratory instrumentation and automation in the commercial reference laboratory industry and is currently president of Boston Biomedical Consultants, a leading consulting firm to the IVD industry.  Dr. O'Bryan holds a BS from Boston College, and a Ph.D., Medical Sciences-Biochemistry from Boston University Medical School.

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Dr. Robert J. Pangborn

Former Vice President of Research, Dow Chemical

Dr. Pangborn has assisted CSP Technologies with both his scientific expertise and in the formation of Joint Development Agreements between CSP and several other large corporations. Dr. Pangborn is the founder of Pangborn Associates, LLC, which advises companies in the chemical, materials and energy industries. Prior to forming Pangborn Associates, Dr. Pangborn was at Dow Chemical for 22 years, where he held positions spanning both research and business management for Dow's global plastics business, including the development of new chemical processes and materials, most recently serving as the Vice President of Central Research.

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