Guymon Appointed Sharon K. Tinker Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

C. Allan Guymon, professor and departmental executive officer of chemical and biochemical engineering, has been appointed the first Sharon K. Tinker Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, effective July 1, 2013.

Guymon, who joined the college in 2002, also is a researcher in the Photopolymerization Center (NSF IUCRC) and the Optical Science and Technology Center.  His research interests are in polymer reaction engineering; UV curable coatings; polymer/liquid crystal composites; controlled release; and templated and ordered polymerizations.

He earned BS degrees in chemistry and applied mathematics in 1993 from Weber State University and MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering in 1995 and 1997 respectively from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

The endowed professorship is named after Engineering alumna Sharon Tinker (BSE 1980 chemical engineering), unit maintenance department manager of the Baytown Refinery at the ExxonMobil Chemical Company, where she works with a team of engineers, machinists, electricians, instrument technicians, and supervisors to ensure that the plant meets its important maintenance requirements.  Tinker is a member of the College of Engineering Campaign Task Force and has served on the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Advisory Board.