Edward Wolynic, who received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1974, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Nanostellar Inc., a company that develops clean technology applications.
Over the past 30 years, Wolynic worked for several global Fortune 500 companies, including those in the catalyst industry. He has held positions at Union Carbide Corporation, Merck & Co., Inc., Specialty Products Inc. and UOP, a Honeywell Company. Most recently, he was the chief technology officer and group vice president of strategic technologies at Engelhard Corporation until its acquisition in 2006 by the chemical manufacturer, BASF.
Nanostellar unites computational nano-science and advanced synthetic chemistry to speed the pace of development of catalytic materials for diesel emissions control, according to its corporate Web site. Its headquarters are in Redwood City, California.