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Keith Wampler joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

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
Senior Scientist
Provivi, Inc.
Santa Monica, California, USA


Ragnhild Bjørknes joins The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Ragnhild Bjørknes has joined The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS). Ida Marie Bjørknes, who nominated her, says:

She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway, and more importantly – she has great hair! I am her sister and I instantly thought that she belongs in this luxurious club when I first heard about it at the Ig Nobel Prize show at the University of Oslo, where I work.

Sadly, I cannot nominate myself since I am not a researcher, and also because of my bleached and broken hair. My sister on the other hand has long, flowing, natural chocolate brown, beautiful hair, as you can see in the picture.

Ragnhild Bjørknes, Ph.D, LFFFHCfSS
Professor, Faculty of Psychology
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway

Solstrand, Norway 20141104: Samling på Solstrand. Foto: Paul S. Amundsen

Katy Croff Bell joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Katy Croff Bell has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:

I believe that there is a linear relationship between my hair length and scientific prowess. I have had luxuriant flowing hair since 1991, when I won 2nd place at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, thus launching my scientific career. I am now an oceanographer and find that the best place for my hair to enjoy its natural state is at sea, in particular in the seat of the crane where it can flow luxuriantly.

Kay Croff Bell, Ph.D, LFHCfS
VP, Exploration & Research
Ocean Exploration Trust
Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA


Mary Glesner joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Mary Glesner has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:

As my years in graduate school mounted and I found myself poor and without “free time”, I found that a trip to the salon got cut out of the schedule and led to my lengthening hair. With hopes of defending, I wondered how long my hair would grow until I graduated. The result? A head of luxuriant flowing hair and one PhD! Now, I spend my days thinking about carpet…I suppose frieze is the luxuriant flowing carpet among floorcoverings.

Mary Glesner, Ph.D, LFHCfS
R&D Chemist
Camden, South Carolina,USA

LFHCfS_Mary Glesner

Jake Eccles joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Jake Eccles has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I hope that all scientists are driven not only to better understand our world, but also by a desire to improve the lives of its occupants. Certainly, research demonstrates incredible potential to contribute to such far-reaching goals, and yet I am struck by the degree of internal hostility to which scientific communities are prone. If we, in our profession, truly possess such noble aspirations, these ought be expressed regularly through our relationships to colleagues. Thus, my hair represents an appeal to all seekers of truth and beauty: let your good will toward fellow scientists ever be luxuriant and flowing!

Jake Eccles, LFHCfS
MD/PhD (MSTP) Candidate
Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


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