Barry Arkles, Ph.D.

Gelest Inc.
11 East Steel Rd.
Morrisville, PA
USA 19067

Biographical Sketch:
President and Founder - Gelest, Inc. (Morrisville, PA) April 1991 - present Dr. Arkles formed Gelest Inc. to develop and manufacture silicon and metal-organic based chemicals and polymers for applications in microelectronics, optoelectronics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Vice-President, Corporate Development - Hüls America/Evonik (Piscataway, NJ) 1990-1991 Dr. Arkles was responsible for all research, development, scale-up and commercialization technology for Hüls America. President and Founder - Petrarch Systems (Bensalem and Bristol, PA) 1974 - 1990 / Vice President, General Manager Silanes, Hüls America. Petrarch Systems, acquired by Hüls in 1985, was involved in development and manufacture of advanced silicon and silicone products for medical devices, microelectronics and advanced composites. Manager, Technical Development - LNP Engineering Plastics / GE Advanced Materials (Exton, PA) 1968 to 1975 Dr. Barry Arkles has published over 150 technical articles and has been awarded over 50 patents.

74 Mechanical and Physical Properties of Ultra-High Elongation Silicone Elastomers