HaloSource scientist named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
HaloSource recently announced that S.D. "Dave" Worley, the father of HaloPure's drinking water technology, was named as a "Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors" this week.
|S.D. "Dave" Worley, the father of HaloPure's drinking water technology|
BOTHELL, WA, Jan. 6, 2015 -- HaloSource, a global developer of clean water technologies, recently announced that S.D. "Dave" Worley, the father of HaloPure's drinking water technology, was named as a "Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors" this week.
Worley, a scientific advisor to HaloSource as well as a professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, will be inducted on March 20, 2015, during the National Academy of Inventors' (NAI) annual conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.
John Weete, executive director of the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation and member of the NAI board of directors, noted that Worley joins "a very prestigious group of innovators that includes Nobel Laureates and science medal winners as new Fellows in the National Academy of Inventors."
Worley's research is leading to safer drinking water in developing nations, using polystyrene beads that hold oxidative chlorine or bromine atoms and germ and bacteria killing agents for long periods of time and can be easily refurbished -- the result of his N-halamine chemistry. He received 40 patents in the course of discovering this process, which has been commercialized by Seattle-based HaloSource Inc.
Worley's research also involves work to bridge the gap between high-vacuum surface science and industrial catalytic chemistry. This has led to many publications in physical chemistry and surface science journals. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Auburn in 1964 and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. Worley returned to Auburn as a faculty member in 1974. In 2006, he won Auburn's Creative Research and Scholarship Award.
Jan Dowdle Thornton, director of Auburn University's Office of Technology Transfer, also noted that Worley has been "an influential teacher and mentor to students and postdoctoral fellows over the years, while achieving great success in their research and commercializing their results."
HaloSource, Inc. creates innovative solutions for water purification that serve people, preserve the planet and protect our most valuable resource. The Company works with scientists and industry experts across the globe in search of new ways to improve water quality and has been awarded more than 70 patents for its ground breaking chemistries which provide effective and environmentally responsible solutions to the growing issue of water stress. For more information, visit www.halosource.com.