Myer Ezrin received a B.S. in chemistry at Tufts (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Yale. His doctoral research was on electron exchange polymers. He worked in industry for 29 years at Dupont, Monsanto and Springborn Laboratories, a plastics consulting company. He joined the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut in 1980 where he directed the IMS Associates Program and did research on plastics analysis, plastics failure analysis and electrical insulation until he retired in 2006 Dr. Ezrin has 55 years of industry/academic experience (29 years in industry, 26 years in academia serving industry). He is a past chairman of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Failure Analysis and Prevention Special Interest Group and has been President of the Western New England Section. Dr. Ezrin is coauthor of a 1983 book on plastics analysis and has published papers and presented lectures extensively in his areas of expertise. At Springborn Laboratories he specialized in technical support and as expert witness in patent infringement and product liability litigation, and has testified or advised in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. He is author of a 1996 book “Plastics Failure Guide – Cause and Prevention” sponsored by SPE. Dr. Ezrin is a member of SPE Polymer Analysis Division, the Failure Analysis and Prevention Special Interest Group, and the New Technology Committee. In 1999 he was elected Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers. In 2002 he was given the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Polymer Analysis Division Best Paper Award.