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John A. Ewen

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Catalyst Chemist

Exxon Research & Engineering Co.


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John Ewen
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John Ewen
NIHERST: Caribbean Icons in STI John Ewen - Dr. John Ewen Dr. John Ewen received the National Medal of Technology from the President of the Dr. John Ewen received the National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States, Mr. George Bush in 2002. Dr. Ewen also developed an oxygen permeable bag, which enables salads to remain crisp without refrigeration, so they can be stored on a shelf for longer periods of time. With over 49 patents and 29 refereed publications, Dr. Ewen has revitalised the plastics industry globally making it the lucrative industry it is today. His success stems from "a love for chemistry, a love for doing research and all credit to the metallocenes." A young John Ew en Dr. Ewen was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1945. Ewen developed his passion for chemistry when he went to the University of the West Indies, Mona. Dr. Ewen retired as President of Catalyst Research Corporation but still works as a consultant. His current research is on a new group of catalysts known as heterocines. He enjoys playing golf, fishing and reading. His love for reading has helped to motivate him to achieve great things. He says that the success of his career as a catalyst chemist is due to "hard work, long hours and fighting many battles. He tells young persons that "research is the most exciting and interesting way to make a living, and one must focus on the needs of society especially in the Caribbean to make an impact. He adds "research is highly rewarding and one can have a very satisfying life if you enjoy what you do." Interview with Dr. John Ewen. Ewen, J. A (1997) "New Chemical Tools to Create Plastics. Scientific American 276(5), 86-91.


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John Ewen Chemist
NIHERST: Caribbean Icons in STI John Ewen - Dr. John Ewen Dr. John Ewen received the National Medal of Technology from the President of the Dr. John Ewen received the National Medal of Technology from the President of the United States, Mr. George Bush in 2002. Dr. Ewen also developed an oxygen permeable bag, which enables salads to remain crisp without refrigeration, so they can be stored on a shelf for longer periods of time. With over 49 patents and 29 refereed publications, Dr. Ewen has revitalised the plastics industry globally making it the lucrative industry it is today. His success stems from "a love for chemistry, a love for doing research and all credit to the metallocenes." A young John Ew en Dr. Ewen was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1945. Ewen developed his passion for chemistry when he went to the University of the West Indies, Mona. Dr. Ewen retired as President of Catalyst Research Corporation but still works as a consultant. His current research is on a new group of catalysts known as heterocines. He enjoys playing golf, fishing and reading. His love for reading has helped to motivate him to achieve great things. He says that the success of his career as a catalyst chemist is due to "hard work, long hours and fighting many battles. He tells young persons that "research is the most exciting and interesting way to make a living, and one must focus on the needs of society especially in the Caribbean to make an impact. He adds "research is highly rewarding and one can have a very satisfying life if you enjoy what you do." Interview with Dr. John Ewen. Ewen, J. A (1997) "New Chemical Tools to Create Plastics. Scientific American 276(5), 86-91. An interview with Dr. John A. Ewen


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Dr. John Ewen, a research chemist and inventor was honoured at the White House in Washington DC recently.
Dr. Ewen, who is president of Catalyst Research Corporation in Houston Texas, received a National Medal of Technology from US President George Bush.


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