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Jim Simon Elected for the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Posted by Brazosport Local Section PR Management on November 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Jim Simon has been chosen for the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in recognition of his innovative work in the field of radiopharmaceuticals.  His work on Sm-153- and Ho-166- based bone cancer and bone marrow ablation agents promises relief for many from the debilitating effects of cancer.  The novel methods he developed to help move the products of clients companies to fruition, including radiopharmaceuticals based on Ac-225, Sn-117m, In-111, Tc-99m, Lu-177, Y-90, Sr-89, I-125, I-131 and Zr-89 are noteworthy.  

Jim's research is aligned with the aCS mission to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.  

Jim and his accomplishments will be celebrated at the Brazosport ACS Local Section Award Banquet.  

Brandon Fails is Awarded Technician of the Year

Posted by Brazosport Local Section PR Management on November 7, 2017 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Please join us in congratulating Brandon Fails of the Dow Chemical Company, on being awarded the Technician of the Year Award! Brandon was nominated for his technical experience, commitment to continuous improvement, coaching of new employees, dedication and personal sacrifice.


Brandon is the Technical Advisor at the North American Performance Plastics Pilot Plants for The Dow Chemical Company. In this role, he is responsible for supporting 5 pilot plants; working with process technicians and run plant engineers in the areas of troubleshooting, plant operation improvement, equipment design, process safety and new technology development projects. Brandon started in the Pilot Plants in 2000 as a Process Technician operating 3 pilot plants before taking on the Process Control Coordinator Role and then the Technical Advisor Role in 2007. Prior to moving into the Polyethylene R&D Group at Dow, Brandon held various roles as a process or lab technician for Lyondell, DuPont Dow Elastomers & The Dow Chemical Company. As a lab technician he performed lab tests as well as developed test methods in chromatography, spectroscopy & physical testing. Brandon received his AAS in Process Technology from Brazosport College in 1998.


We will highlight Brandon’s achievement at our Brazosport ACS Local Section Annual Awards Banquet


Brazosport Local Section Member Al Ribes Inducted as ACS Fellow!

Posted by Brazosport Local Section PR Management on September 14, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Al Ribes of The Dow Chemical Company is being recognized by the ACS community for service at the Committee, Division, and Local Section levels, increasing symposia by minority scientists and bringing electronic balloting and professional managerial support to the Division of Analytical Chemistry.  Join us in congratulating Al on being inducted as an ACS Fellow, Class of 2017!   

In the science/proffesion, he has made contributions to Corporate Improvement programs and strategic analytical partnerships with businesses, for improving project skills of several hundred professionals, and for analytical technology transfers and manufacturing support.