Rick Ross is Senior Research Specialist in 3M's Corporate Research Laboratory in St. Paul MN. Rick applies both computational and experimental chemical methodologies to the development of new materials in product development programs. Rick has been with 3M for over 20 years. Prior to joining 3M, Rick was a research chemist with PPG Industries in Allison Park, PA. Rick has Ph.D in Physical Chemistry obtained from Steven's Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. After completing his Ph. D., Rick was a post-doctoral fellow in the Theoretical Chemistry Group at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH for two years.