William Dupont

Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

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Areas of Expertise

Dr. Dupont’s research background is in the areas of organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. His organic chemistry interests are in the synthesis of antibiotics, reaction mechanisms and new synthetic reactions. His current research project involves the synthesis of a complex antibiotic with three fused rings in a simple cyclization reaction. His industrial polymer chemistry research focused on polymer synthesis and modification for applications in coatings and adhesives.


Work Experience

Meredith College Department of Chemistry, Physics and Geosciences Adjunct Professor/Assistant Professor – 2008 – present

North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry, Lecturer 2007-2008

Lord Corporation, Senior Staff Scientist – 2004 – 2006

Monsanto/Solutia/UCB, Research Fellow – 1984 – 2004

State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University), Department of Chemistry, Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry – 1981 - 1984

Brandeis University, Department of Chemistry, Postdoctoral Research Associate – 1979 – 1981


Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 1980
Completed in absentia at the University of Oxford, Thesis "Rules for Ring Closure: and Aspects of Organolithium Chemistry", Advisor Prof. Sir Jack E. Baldwin

S.B. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 1975
Undergraduate Research on semisynthetic penicillins, Advisor Prof. John C. Sheehan

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