Diane Perry



Diane Parry is an Associate Director in Global Research and Development at The Procter & Gamble Company.  She has worked as an Analytical Chemist, Product and Process Designer, and Consumer Researcher within Procter & Gamble R&D.  Her P&G management roles have included a position as Associate Director for Global Household Care Analytical, leading a team of 127 measurement scientists located across five countries to meet the widely varying upstream and current business measurement needs of P&G’s global Fabric and Home Care, P&G Chemicals, P&G Professional Products, and Snack and Beverage businesses.  Diane has been an employee of The Procter & Gamble Co. for 24 years.  Prior to her work at P&G, she completed postdoctoral infrared spectroscopy work at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, after earning her Ph.D. in Physical and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah under the guidance of Professor Joel Harris. 


Beyond P&G, Diane has taught the “Analytical Chemists in Industry” Short Course for Students at The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) Conference, the Eastern Analytical Society (EAS) Conference, and at various universities for over 17 years.  She contributed her management experience to an SAS-sponsored FACSS Conference mission and objectives renewal effort between the FACSS Governing Board and FACSS’ Member Societies.  The FACSS Equity document created by this effort is still in use today, and the growth targets it contains have guided an increase in both the total number of FACSS member societies, and a FACSS-related growth in SAS membership.  Diane served as the FACSS Governing Board Chair for the 2006 FACSS Conference.  She has also served three years as the SAS Parliamentarian, and she is currently an elected member of the FACSS Long Range Planning Committee. 


To drive attention to the global importance and unmet critical needs for measurement science, Diane has organized one SciX and one PittCon experimental Program Session “Analytical Chemistry Contributions to Easing World Poverty,” which both encourages expanded influence by Analytical Chemists on world issues, and attracts new contributors and students to the conferences.  She is organizing a double-session on this topic for the 2013 Milwaukee SciX conference. She has been a continuing member of the SAS and Coblentz Societies since she won a Coblentz Student Award as a graduate student and had papers on her graduate work published in Applied Spectroscopy.


Diane is married to a chemist, Kevin Ashley, and they have two daughters in college.  She has a wide range of hobbies, from raising poultry and trees to computer science, and she is an advocate for reduced production and better management of trash around the world.








Bruce Chase received his B. A. from Williams College in 1970 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Princeton University in 1975, where he worked with Professor Donald S. McClure on studies of charge transfer excitation of transition metal ions in alkali fluorides.  He then joined E. I. DuPont de Nemours as a research chemist in the Spectroscopy Division of the Central Research Department.  He retired from DuPont in 2009 as a DuPont Fellow and Chair of the DuPont Fellows Forum.  He is now a Research Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware and the Chief Technical Officer of Pair Technologies, LLC.


Dr.   Chase's primary area of research is in vibrational spectroscopy, FT-IR and Raman techniques, and applications to industrial analytical problems.  In collaboration with Dr. Tomas Hirschfeld (deceased) he developed an FT-Raman spectrometer which demonstrated the utility of near infrared excitation.  Recent efforts include the development and utilization of polarized Raman scattering for the determination of orientation in fibers.  Parallel work has involved developing multichannel detection instrumentation for the near infrared.  In collaboration with Professor John Rabolt at the University of Delaware he has developed an approach to infrared spectroscopy based on focal plane area detectors.

He was the 1989 winner of the Williams-Wright award and the 1990 EAS New York Section Gold Medal awardee.  He also received the 1991 Delaware Valley ACS Section Award.  He received the 1994 SSP Award from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and is co-winner of the 1994 Bunsen-Kirchhoff Prize from the German Chemical Society.  He received the 1998 Bomem-Michelson Award in March of 1998, and received the ACS Analytical Division Award in Spectrochemical Analysis in November 1999.  In 2002 he received the Anachem Award and in 2005 the EAS Award for Analytical Chemistry.  In 2007 he was recognized with the Hasler Award.  In 2013 he received along with Professor John Rabolt, the MRS Innovation in Materials Science Award.









Gloria M. Story obtained her Associates degree in Science Technology at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters Technical College in 1981.  She worked for 3 years in the Packaged Soap division of Procter & Gamble, problem-solving with HPLC and FT-IR capabilities.  She expanded her capability tool kit with a 3-year assignment in Hercules’ Aerospace division (Magna, UT), problem-solving utilizing AAS, XRF, and XRD.  In 1987, she returned to P&G in Cincinnati, working in Dr. Curt Marcott’s P&G research lab at Miami Valley Labs.  For the next twenty-two years, Ms. Story developed research skills in the areas of IR interface science studies, IR spectral interpretation, photoacoustic depth-profiling, NIR- and MIR-spectroscopic imaging, and thermography.  Some of this work is summarized in 28 publications.  In 2009, the optical spectroscopy lab of MVL moved to Mason, OH where Ms. Story teamed up with Dr. Tom Cambron to direct the global optical spectroscopy capability of P&G.


Ms. Story has been an active member of SAS and the ACS for over 19 years and with the Coblentz Society for over 25 years.  Currently, she is serving on the membership committee of SAS and is the membership, education grants, and museum outreach coordinator for the Cincinnati ACS section.  She has also served as the SAS membership and tour speaker coordinator, and been a member-at-large on the Governing Board.  She served on the Coblentz Society executive board and booth committee and the FACSS long-range planning committee.


Ms. Story has been extremely honored to be recognized by the Cincinnati section of the ACS as a Research Associate of the Year and Outreach Volunteer of the Year, as well as receiving an Outstanding Service Award.  P&G honors include their Global Analytical Community of Practice Recognition Award and the Pete Rodriguez Analytical Excellence Award.  The Cincinnati Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America recognized Ms. Story with a Service to Youth Award.


Ms. Story has a son, Michael, studying Materials engineering at the University of Cincinnati, and in her spare time she enjoys singing in her church choir, volunteering in scouting, and sharing science demonstrations/career days with kids from 6 to 96.


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