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Dennis Jakiela obtained a B.A. in Chemistry from Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stony Brook University, with a focus on organometallic chemistry, including nickel-mediated reactions, optically active organoiron compounds, and asymmetric synthesis. After working at Sun Oil in Marcus Hook, Penna. on polymers for enhanced oil recovery, Dennis joined then American Cyanamid research laboratories in Stamford, Conn., which later became Cytec Industries (1993), and then became part of the Solvay Group (2015). Dennis rose to Principal Research Scientist at Cytec and gained experience in all aspects of industrial chemical research and development, including product development, process development, process scale-up, applications testing, and technical service. He holds 18 licensed patents in light stabilizer technology and chemical manufacturing processes relating to tris-aryl triazine UV absorbers. He also served as an expert witness in several European Patent Office patent opposition hearings in Munich. In 2008, Dennis turned his attention to chemical intellectual property at Cantor Colburn LLP in Hartford, Conn., working first as Technical Advisor, and then Patent Agent (2011) after passing the patent bar exam. He concentrates his practice on chemistry, chemical engineering, and material science, including new polymerization processes, engineering thermoplastics, thermosets, coatings, polymer stabilizers, ore processing, and green chemistry, for global chemical companies. Dennis writes and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications and is an advisor to foreign associates around the world on his clients’ foreign patent filings and prosecution.
Dennis has been active in the New Haven Section.He served as National Chemistry Week Coordinator from 2005-2006, and as newsletter editor from 2008-2009.Dennis also served on the Executive Board, as Program Chair from 2005-2008, as Chairman in 2009, and as Immediate Past-Chairman from 2010-2013.
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