2012 TAPPI Introduction to Wet End Chemistry
Instructors for 2012 TAPPI Introduction to Wet-End Chemistry Course
Martin A. Hubbe, Ph.D. is a TAPPI Fellow and currently serves as Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., USA. Hubbe graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, with a B.A. degree in Chemistry. He earned his M.S. from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin, and received his Ph. D. from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. He began his post-college career with American Cyanamid Corp. as a research associate and continued his corporate work at International Paper Company as a research associate and later principal scientist.  Dr. Hubbe is a member of the American Chemical Society, TAPPI and is a frequent presenter. He wrote and published the TAPPI book Cost-Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry with co-author Kasy King and wrote the introductory chapter of Jose Rodriguez’s TAPPI book Micro and Nano-particles in Papermaking. He has nearly 120 publications to his credit, including books and papers published in professional journals and courses at conferences. He holds five patents. 

Darren K. Swales is the Technical Applications Group Manager for Kemira North America. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Analytical Chemistry and a Ph.D. degree in Colloidal Chemistry from University of Technology, Loughborough, UK.  Swales has also worked for Roe Lee Paper Chemicals in the UK, and for Raisio Chemicals and Penford Products Co. in the US.  He is an active member of TAPPI, the vice-chair of the Paper Additives sub-committee, and the Additives track manager for PaperCon 2011.  He also is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.



Larry Anker is currently the Sizing and Wet Strength Applications Group Leader for Ashland Hercules Water Technologies He earned a B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics from Washington and Lee University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Penn State University.  His career began at International Paper’s Erie Research Center in the corporate papermaking process chemistry group. Anker has held various positions in his 14 years at Ashland including polymer chemistry group leader, applications lab manager and field applications group leader.