Dr Stephen Clarke provides leadership to our Research & Development team. Stephen directs our research team in Silicon Polymer Chemistry. Prior to joining COOE Stephen and his team of Scientist at the University of South Australia helped us to develop an epoxy resin made from biodiesel waste products. This new epoxy resin has superior physical properties to traditional phenol based epoxies and without the health risk of phenol products.
Dr Clarke is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI – November 2015) and a Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC – 2004). He is the first Australian scientist to be invited to the International Advisory Board of the influential Asian Silicon Society (ASiS – January 2016) and to Chair the biannual 7th-Asian Silicon Symposium (7-ASiS) in Australia in 2019.
Dr Clarke is a member of the Board of the newly established Australian Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and co-leader of it’s the Australian Polymer Chemistry Division and is on the Organising Committee for Chemeca 2016; which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre (25-28 September 2016).