Prof. Schiraldi is the Peter A. Asseff, Ph.D. Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Case School of Engineering, and is the Chairman of CWRU’s Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering. His research interests include: Polymer synthesis and structure-property relationships, Condensation polymers, Polymer nanocomposites, Fuel cell durability, Polymerization catalysis, Transport phenomena and packaging, Polymer blends and complex polymer systems.
Pamela Bligh Glover manages the education programs for the Center and also oversees CLiPS’s operations. She came to CLiPS from CWRU School of Medicine where she was the Education Director and Program Manager for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Initiative project. Previously she managed the education and faculty development programs for the Department of Family Medicine at CWRU School of Medicine. Here educational background is in evaluation and measurement.
Tryreno Sowell, Sr.
Tryreno Sowell directs the education and diversity programs for CLiPS at CWRU. He manages the Polymer Envoys program and coordinates interactions with the associated high schools, the CLiPS affiliate schools, and the summer REU program. He has a background in mathematics and extensive experience coordinating programs for young people that maximize their retention and achievement in school.
Risa Hartman oversees the Center’s educational activities at the University of Texas (Austin). She comes with an extensive background in managing youth and family activities at the YMCA in the Seattle area.