Technical Advisors

Dr. Aileen Van-Nguyen

Dr. Van-Nguyen began her career at the E.I DuPont company in early 1980 as a research microbiologist in the company’s Crop Protection business. In her later role as Strategic Alliance Manager for 18 years for DuPont Crop Protection, she led efforts in developing external research collaborations and outsourcing strategy and managed the R&D Contract & Alliance Management team,  who was responsible for managing business relationships with multiple global Contract Research Organizations (CROs) in the USA, Europe and Asia (India, China, Singapore, South Korea).

Dr. Van-Nguyen received her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in Microbiology & Immunology in 1980.  In 1995, she received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University (UK) in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetic.

Dr. Tuyen Nguyen

Dr. Tuyen Nguyen started his career in 1982 at Hercules Incorporated (Wilmington, Delaware), which became part of Ashland Chemical Company. He was a technical manager and a Research Fellow for new projects in composite products, paper chemicals, enzymes development, water soluble polymers, dispersible for pharmaceutical products and architectural paints and coatings. In these functions, he led research contracts with universities and research organizations in US, UK, Canada, Finland and Netherlands.

Dr. Nguyen received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at William Jewell College in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1982. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Material Science Department of Cambridge University (UK) in 1992.

Dr. Chuck Powley

Dr. Powley began his career at the E.I DuPont company in 1984 as a Research Chemist in the company’s Crop Protection business.  He went on to senior technical and management positions in Central Research and Development, retiring as a Research Fellow.  He is currently Chief Scientist at the Center for PFAS Solutions in New Castle, DE.

Dr. Powley received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978.  In 1982, he received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a postdoctoral assignment at the University of Georgia.