Quality and Analytical Specialist in Midland, Michigan
Adrian Merrington, B.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D., M.R.S.C., C.Chem., C.Sci., has been an active member of SPE since 1994. He serves SPE on both the Detroit Section and Sustainability Division Boards of Directors. He is past-President of both Detroit Section and the
former mid-Michigan Section, being amongst those members instrumental in the merger of the two Sections. He is Technical Chair and interim-Councilor for the Sustainability Division. He also serves at the International level on the Sections Committee with responsibility for leading the team that is creating awareness of the committee’s activities.
Adrian has a passion for education and research, particularly in the areas of plastics, plastics recycling and plastics sustainability. The majority of his employment has been with the former Michigan Molecular Institute where he was a Senior Associate Scientist and Assistant Professor. He had been at MMI from 1992 when he joined as a Visiting Scientist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow until it closed in 2015. During this time, he was the Principal Investigator on a number of projects, the author of numerous papers, presentations and of four book chapters. He is also, for reasons he’s still not entirely clear about, listed in Who’s Who in Plastics and Polymers.
Adrian held a number of positions after leaving MMI before he joined Trinseo earlier this year. Trinseo is a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber. His new position with Trinseo as a Quality and Analytical Specialist allows him the benefit of using his existing expertise in a new and exciting role.
Adrian was recently blessed enough to marry the wonderfully patient Liane. They share their lives with his son Ian, step-sons Lucas and Casey, step-daughter Tori and three un-named goldfish. They are still in the process of moving into their home in Midland. In addition to family life, Adrian enjoys watching and coaching football (soccer), watching football (football, I know, it gets confusing), photography, reading graphic novels, traveling and discovering new restaurants with his wife.