Our International Scientific Advisory Board

  • Joseph G. Gho (Chairman of ISAB)
  • Professor Norman Billingham
  • Professor Nikos Katsaros
  • Dr. Graham Swift
  • Dr. David M. Wiles

Dr. David M. Wiles

Dr. David M. Wiles, R & D Consultant to EPI, is a scientist with over 40 years experience in polymer stabilization and degradation relating to plastics in the environment. Dr. Wiles is internationally recognized as an expert in the photochemistry, oxidative degradation and microbiology of macromolecular materials. From 1975 to 1990 he was Director-General of the Chemistry Division at the National Research Council of Canada; he is currently President of Plastichem Consulting. Dr. Wiles is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and a Fellow of the Textile Institute (UK). He is a recipient of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal and the Dunlop Lecture Award. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and has authored over 200 research papers and 11 book chapters and is credited with 14 patents in various fields of chemistry. He has been an invited lecturer at more than 20 professional development courses in several countries and he reviews papers for a number of research journals. In 1989, the Society of the Plastics Industry of Canada presented him with the Canplast Award for “outstanding leadership and continuous contributions to the Canadian plastics industry.” Dr. Wiles has been a consultant to EPI since 1992 and has contributed to a number of the company’s research and certification programs.