Dr. Cook's research interests lie in the fields of textile and polymer chemistry. More specifically, areas under investigation include: crown ethers in anionic polymerizations and resin supports, carbon fiber conversion processes, energy-conserving textile chemical processes and polymer syntheses.

Dr. Cook returned to Georgia Tech from the Experimental Station of E.I. DuPont Co., where he served as a polymer research chemist. His studies at Tech blend polymer chemistry with textile chemical and process applications. A member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the Fiber Society, Dr. Cook has chaired the AATCC National Committee of Conferences, chaired the NTC Operating Board, chaired the Georgia Tech Polymer Program for eight years, President of NCTE, and is a member of Sigma Xi, Delta Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi Professional Fraternities. He is a consulting editor for Textile World Magazine, and he has served as an expert witness in court for Bic Co.

Research Areas:
Research Challenges:
Education:

Ph. D., 1975, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., 1971

Research Keywords:
polymers,fibers,chemistry,polymer & Fiber recycling,wet processing,energy reduction,pollution reduction