Since 1992 Dr. Nick Triantafillopoulos has been employed in various research and technology management positions with OMNOVA Solutions Inc., an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. He is adjunct faculty in the Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging at Western Michigan University, in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME, and has been a lecturer at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, Kent State University, and University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Has served as the advisor to five and a reviewer of three PhD theses in paper coating research. Nick has 4 patents, over 65 technical presentations and publications, 11 journal publications, contributions to 4 books, while presented over 80 industrial seminars. He currently serves on the board of the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation and the Akron Council of Engineering & Scientific Societies (ACESS).
Dr. Triantafillopoulos received the 1990 AF&PA Olmsted award, the 1999 Charles W. Engelhard Technical Leadership award from the Coating & Graphic Arts Division, TAPPI, the 1999 Eagle of Excellence Award from OMNOVA’s board, three OMNOVA technology awards and was named TAPPI Fellow in 2006. He is a technical editor of TAPPI Journal and serves on the editorial board of Applied Rheology Journal. Has reviews articles for Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering Communications, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, and Pulp & Paper Journal of Canada. His interests are focused on fluid dynamics of thin-film coating processes, non-Newtonian rheology and flow properties of dispersions, rheological measurements, papermaking chemistry, coating structure and paper/ink interactions.