Dr. Clifford K. Schoff, formerly of PPG Industries and now a private consultant, will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2008. Dr. Schoff is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the area of coatings defects, electropaint-substrate interactions, paint flow and rheological measurements, mechanical properties and cure of coatings.
Dr. Clifford K. Schoff, formerly of PPG Industries and now a private consultant, will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2008. Dr. Schoff is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the area of coatings defects, electropaint-substrate interactions, paint flow and rheological measurements, mechanical properties and cure of coatings. He has contributed more than 40 papers, articles and chapters to the coatings literature. He has led ASTM Subcommittee D.01.24 on Physical Properties of Liquid Paints for over 20 years, has written numerous ASTM test procedures and has championed the use of ASTM standards. He currently is Secretary of ASTM Committee D01 on Paints and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications.
Dr. Schoff’s main research interests have involved physical testing and measurement and their application to solving product and process problems and to developing new products, primarily in industrial and automotive coatings. Late in his career at PPG, he gained valuable practical experience in working to improve appearance and reduce dirt and other defects at automobile and motorcycle plants. He has developed lectures on surface defects, failure analysis, cure, rheological measurements, corrosion, pigment dispersion, surface preparation, optical microscopy and other related topics and presented these lectures world-wide (North America, South America, Europe, Asia) for PPG Industries Inc., FSCT and privately. He has taught short courses for FSCT, the Sociedad Argentina de Technólogos en Recubrimientos and at many universities including University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kent State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of São Paulo and North Dakota State University.
Dr. Schoff has received numerous awards for his research and development efforts. He has received the ASTM William T. Pearce Award for outstanding contributions to the science of testing paint and paint materials (1987) and the ASTM Award of Merit for distinguished service to ASTM and the cause of voluntary standardization (1992). From the FSCT, Dr. Schoff has received the 1998 Mattiello Lecture Award, FSCT’s highest technical award.
Dr. Schoff will receive the Tess Award from Dr. Dean Webster, chair of the PMSE Division, on Monday, August 18, 2008 during the 236th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, PA.
For more information, contact Dr. Theodore Provder, chairman, Tess Award Committee, at 440.235.3680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Clifford Schoff Honored with Tess Award - Posted 2/20/08
February 20, 2008