Patrick H. Young, Ph.D.
Creationist Chemist and Materials Scientist (USA)
Dr Young received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio University in 1984. After graduation he initiated an in-depth research program on the study of lyotropic liquid crystals where he received U. S. patent as co-inventor of a Kevlar® polymer and process modification improving critical properties in high performance composites.
Since 1988, Dr. Young has been active in the research and development of Mylar® film products for capacitor and thermal transfer media applications. Some of these products include; using MIE scattering theory to develop a polyester film material useful in the manufacture of photoresists, a copolymer film composition useful in flyback transformers and a high dielectric strength polyester film for capacitors that resulted in a U.S. Patent.
Dr. Young’s Christian background has also led him to do extensive studies on the subject of creation. His current interest involves the study of the time domain and how quantum theory and/or multidimensional string theories may be used to explain the Genesis account.
- Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with Minors in Organic and Physical Chemistry — Ohio University.
- B.S. in Chemistry — University of Rio Grande.
- The tribological understanding of surface topography relationships to film handling.
- Electrical property improvements of polyester films.
- Tensile strength and thermal improvements in polyester films.
- High dielectric strength Mylar® product for film / foil capacitors using synthetically precipitated cubic inorganic particles resulting in a U.S. patent.
- Directed the development of a new product using MIE scattering theory that aids in the manufacture of Photoresists.
- Received a United States Patent on a Kevlar® polymer variation to manufacture acicular para aramides.
- Directed the development of a new product using copolymer polyester technology for high voltage flyback transformers.
- Received the Donald F. Clippinger award for superior research by a graduate student in 1984.
- Received DuPont’s marketing excellence award in 1996. Highest award in the business unit.
- Provided strong community support in a variety of voluntary leadership positions including Big Brother / Big Sisters, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.
- Voted one of the outstanding young men of America in 1989.
- Voted one of the outstanding young men of science in 1993.
- Two other patents pending.
- Thin Film Technical Service Manager, Research Group Leader / Chemist — DuPont Films, 1984 – Present.
- The Characterization of High Performance Fibers using Infrared Microscopy. Spectrocopy 3(9) 1988.
- Coated Films for A.C. Film foil Capacitors. Paper given at the Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium 1997.
- New Surface Topographies for PET Film Capacitors. Paper given at the Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium 1999.
- Intracavity Enhancement of Raman Peaks inside the Cavity of a Dye LASER, Spectroscopy Letters 16(6):471–478, 1983.
- The Identification of Dropouts in Magnetic Media Using Infrared Reflectance Microspectroscopy, Spectroscopy Letters 23(5):679–698, 1990.
- Developments in Video and DAT Dropout Analysis. Paper given at the International Tape Association Meeting 1989.
- Read Patrick Young's interview, Bullet-proofing belief, here.