Tinh Nguyen is a Materials Scientist and currently serves as a Project Leader in Protective Coatings and Durability of Polymer Composites in Infrastructure at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) (formerly NBS). He received his Engineering degree from the University of Saigon in 1970, his M.S. from the University of the Philippines in 1974, and his Ph.D. (Materials /Polymer Science) from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979. Prior to joining NIST in 1982, he was a Chemist at ARCO Chemical Company, R&D Center, Newtown Square, PA, from 1979-1982. His main research interests are adhesi on, abhesion, surface, interface, degradation, durability of polymers, coatings, fiber/polymer composites, and foams. Technical accomplishments include: 90 publications, 9 patents, and 70 talks; Associate Editor of the Journal of Materials for Civil engineering; Member of Steering Commitee of the International Conference on Durability of Building Materials; 1994 US Department of CommerceBronze Medal Award recipient; and in Who's Who in the World and Science and Engineering. Dr. Nguyen is an active member in community: Governor, Toasmaster Area 56, 1988-90; Vice President, Vietnamese Students Association in the Phillipines, 1971-1973; President, Vietnamese Students Association at UC Berkeley, 1974-1975; Director of Human Service and Education, Vietnamese Association in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1976-1979; and Director of Education and Youth Development, Vietnamese Association in MaryLand, 1988-1990. Dr. Tinh was the Chairman of VACETS Planning Commitee (1995-1996). He enjoys playing tennis.

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