International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr. Houshang KHERADMAND Ideas Activities
  • European Technology Awareness and Innovation Manager, The Dow Chemical Company
    Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, France
  • Email
    Tel 06 86 26 27 84
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  • Organizations:

    The Dow Chemical Company
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I was born on March 1953 in Iran. Married and have 2 boys (23 & 30 years).

I received my masters in chemistry in 1980 and obtained a doctorate in petro-chemistry in 1983 from ULP “Louis Pasteur University -Strasbourg”, followed by a 2nd doctorate (Doctorat d'Etat) in polymer sciences in 1987 from Strasbourg Polymer Research Center & ULP.

Since 1987, I have worked in different Rohm and Haas European organization (A subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) such as: R&D laboratory group leader, plant quality lab manager, European product stewardship and sustainable development manger of Paint and Coatings business and European Technology Awareness and Innovation Manager for DCM “Dow Coating Materials”.

I have an active participation in different European organizations such as:

CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council),

Member of Indoor Air Quality Working team,

Member of Product Stewardship Working team

CEPE (The European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists‘ Colours Industry):

Member of Deco Technical committee.

EPDLA (European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association):

EPDLA Chairman,

Chairman of Air Quality working group.

ERMA (European Resin Manufacturers Association):

Member of Executive Committee,

Chairman of Technical Committee.

French Ecolabel:

Member of Paint Ecolabel technical committee.

FFC (Fédération Française pour les sciences de la Chimie):

Member of ChDD ‘’Chimie pour un Développement Durable®’’steering committee.

ETAP (Environmental Technology Action Plan):


UNEP “United Nations Environment Programme”

Member of Life Cycle Initiative

I have presented different topics in WW seminars and exhibitions (ERMA, European Coatings Show, PRA, Sustainable Chemistry, SCANZ, ECS, EuroCoat, TurkChem, NOVA, AGRION, OCCA and Eco-Chem) regarding:

European Regulations Trends,

REACH Implementation,

Air Quality,

Climate change,

Life Cycle thinking,

Life Cycle Assessment,

Carbon footprint,

Sustainable Chemistry,

Sustainable Development,

Methodologies for sustainable paint and coatings market management,

Chimie Verte, Chimie du Végétal

Nano materials/technologies trends

Coatings market Trends and Sustainability