Keith Wampler has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says, not tersely:
My hair while also beautifully blond, grows insanely fast. I have have grown it out to about this length three times in the last 15 years and the most recent growth is only about three years old. I have never spent more than $5 on shampoo and I only get it trimmed once a year. My five year old’s friends all want to touch my “Elsa” hair when I drop her off at kindergarten. I did a Ph.D. with Dick Schrock at MIT from 2005-2010 during which time he was co-awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the olefin metathesis method in organic synthesis. After the prize we made a new generation of catalysts that I am now using to literally save the world. After MIT, I decided that I wanted to be a process chemist and take these catalysts which were nothing more than a lab oddity and use them on the metric ton scale and I did that. My first start-up is/was called Elevance Renewable Sciences and there we used my catalysts and some related, more industrially relevant catalysts from one of the other awardees of that Nobel prize to transform cooking oils into chemicals. From there I some how convinced a company in Santa Monica, California to move me out here so I could start smoking weed and going to the beach, which has been pretty awesome.
Keith Wampler, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Santa Monica, California, USA