Dr. Terence A. Cooper
ARGO Group International
Dr. Terry Cooper is CEO of ARGO Group International, which provides specialized consulting services in chemical and polymer science, materials technology and market and applications development in North America, Europe and Japan. Areas of major involvement have included new product, process and market development in biodegradable, compostable and biobased thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers; biobased chemicals, monomers and polymers; packaging technology and sustainable packaging; water-soluble polymers and superabsorbants; adhesives, sealants, inks and coatings; recycling technology; general thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosets and composites; functional and reactive polymers; polymer blends and compatibilization; fuel cells; optical polymers; and emerging nanotechnology related to the above areas; and strategic research, development and technology portfolio analysis.
Dr. Cooper has over 48 years of experience in worldwide polymer-related R&D, manufacturing and market development. He spent 16 years as a research scientist with E.I. DuPont De Nemours and then eight years managing various polymer-related research and business groups at Arco Chemical Company, before founding ARGO Group. He is responsible for work recognized in 41 patents and applications and 78 publications and has extensive international work experience in the United States, Europe and Japan. He holds a D.Phil in Physical Organic Chemistry from Oxford University, an MBA from Drexel University specializing in economic methods and international marketing, and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biophysics at Yale University. He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Plastics Consultancy Network and the Chemical Consultants Network.