Kenneth P. Beardsley, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Columbia University (1970)
- M.A. in Chemistry, Columbia University (1964)
- A.B. in Chemistry, Harvard College (1963)
- Thesis: “Fluorescence Studies on the Structure of Phenylalanine t-RNA”
- Post University, Associate Faculty in organic chemistry and mathematics (2005-present)
- Southern Connecticut State University, Adjunct Professor in Polymer Chemisty (1979-1990)
Professor Beardsley has five years of experience as a Research Scientist with Uniroyal Chemical (now Chemtura). He developed new polymers, and new methods of testing polymers and chemicals. Also, he taught in-house courses on rheology and rheological testing methods.
Professor Beardsley believes in emphasizing the learning of basic concepts and principles in science and mathematics, rather than memorization. He also believes that students need practice applying learned concepts to the solving of problems through classroom exercises and homework.
Professor Beardsley’s main hobby is astronomy. He has also volunteered for many years as an interviewer at Harvard College.
- W.A. Wortman, K.P. Beardsley, and J.D. Caldwell, "The Manufacture of EPDM with Consistent Compound and Polymer Rheology", Paper 5, ACS Rubber Division, Chicago, Illinois, April 1999.
- K.P. Beardsley and W.A. Wortman, "Dynamic Testing as a Quality Control Tool for EPDM Polymers and Compounds", Paper 21, ACS Rubber Division Meeting, Nashville, TN, September 1998. Published in Rubber World, Vol. 219, #4, January 1999.
- K.P. Beardsley and W.A. Wortman, "Dynamic Mechanical
- Testing as a Measure of the Viscoelastic Consistency of
EPDM Produced with Vanadium Catalysts", Northeast Regional Rubber and Plastics Exhibition, Mahwah, NJ, April 17, 1997.
- K.P. Beardsley, "An Introduction to the Physics of Material Science", Presented at the Philadelphia Meeting of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society, May 2, 1995.
- K.P. Beardsley and W.A. Wortman, "A Comparison of Dynamic Mechanical and Capillary Viscometer Measurements and Their Relationship to the Processablility of EPDM Compounds", Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the Belgium Plastics and Rubber Institute, April 20, 1994.
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "A Study of the Effect of Variations in Curative, Filler, Diene and Molecular Weight on the Mechanical Properties of Liquid EPDM Compounds", Presented at a Rubber Division Meeting in Toronto, May 1991.
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "Processing of EPDM Polymers as Related to Structure and Rheology", Rubber Chem. and Tech.,4, 1990. Also Presented at the ACS Meeting in Detroit, October 1989, and at the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Energy Rubber Groups.
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "Dynamic Properties as Related to Field Performance of Rubber Compounds Used in Spinning Cots and Aprons", Rubber Division Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1986.
- K.P. Beardsley, "An Introduction to Dynamic Mechanical Properties", Presented to the Connecticut Rubber Group, February 1985.
- K.P. Beardsley and C.C. Ho, "Rheology Properties as Related to Structure for EPDM Polymers", Journal of Elastomers and Plastics,16, 20 (1984).
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "Rheological Properties as Related to Structure for EPDM Polymers", Presented at the 122nd Meeting of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 1982.
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "Studies on tRNA Structure Using Covalently and Non- Covalently Bound Fluorescent Dyes", Progress in Molecular and Sub-Cellular Biology,2, 297 (1971).
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "Studies on the Conformation of the Anti-Codon Loop to tRNAphe Effect of Environment on the Fluorescence of the Y Base", Biochemistry,9,3524(1970).
- K.P. Beardsley et al., "Studies on Transfer RNA Tertiary Structure by Singlet- Singlet Energy Transfer", Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (Wash.),65,39 (1970).