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Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department; Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email:
stephen.thong@avemaria.edu
Phone:
(239) 304-7940
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Stephen Thong, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Thong is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. He has over 25 years of applied chemistry experience in product development research. As a chemist, he has led global innovation for corporations including Gillette (P&G), Ranir Global (Perrigo) and Church & Dwight. In these roles, he was responsible for innovation of many personal care products ranging from medical devices (oral care) to shaving formulations and personal care products. He has been responsible for global research working on many familiar global consumer product brands while working closely with marketing.

He is involved with mentoring students to prepare for corporate careers in industrial chemistry including technology management. He is widely travelled having led research and innovation centers in the US, China, and Europe.

Dr. Thong’s current research interests are in the area of Applied Chemistry in the area of interfacial and formulation chemistry. Dr. T (as students refer to him) has expertise in oral care and skin care product development with publications and over 20 patents in these areas.

Education

B.Sc., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; M.Sc., Chemistry, Northwestern University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University

About

Selected publications and patents.

“Enhancement of Plaque Removal by Baking Soda Toothpastes from Less Accessible Areas”, Thong S, Hooper W, Xu Y, Ghassemi A, Winston A. J. Clin. Dent. 2011;22(5):171-8

“Mechanism of Action of a Desensitizing Fluoride Toothpaste Delivering Calcium and Phosphate ingredients in the Treatment of Dental Hypersensitivity: Part 3: Prevention of Dye Penetration through Dentin model”, Winston AE, Charig AJ, Thong S, Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2010 Jan-Feb;31(1):46-8, 50-2.

“Clinical Validation and Calibration of In Vitro Peroxide Tooth Whitening”, Putt MS, Moore MH, Milleman JL, Milleman KR, Thong SH, Vorwerk LM, Charig AJ, Nelson BJ, Winston AE, J Clin Dent. 2009;20(3):79-86

US patent 5,955,065 Antiperspirant compositions containing calcium salts

US patent 8,586,017 Self heating non-aerosol shave product

US patent 7,608,252 Shave gel containing polyglyceryl ester surfactant

US patent 7,252,830 Moisturizing compositions

WO2014158565A8 Plastic bristles infused with carbonate

Education

Northwestern University, Ph.D, M.S.

Bowling Green State University, B.S.

Research and Publications

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Selected publications and patents.

“Enhancement of Plaque Removal by Baking Soda Toothpastes from Less Accessible Areas”, Thong S, Hooper W, Xu Y, Ghassemi A, Winston A. J. Clin. Dent. 2011;22(5):171-8

“Mechanism of Action of a Desensitizing Fluoride Toothpaste Delivering Calcium and Phosphate ingredients in the Treatment of Dental Hypersensitivity: Part 3: Prevention of Dye Penetration through Dentin model”, Winston AE, Charig AJ, Thong S, Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2010 Jan-Feb;31(1):46-8, 50-2.

“Clinical Validation and Calibration of In Vitro Peroxide Tooth Whitening”, Putt MS, Moore MH, Milleman JL, Milleman KR, Thong SH, Vorwerk LM, Charig AJ, Nelson BJ, Winston AE, J Clin Dent. 2009;20(3):79-86

US patent 5,955,065 Antiperspirant compositions containing calcium salts

US patent 8,586,017 Self heating non-aerosol shave product

US patent 7,608,252 Shave gel containing polyglyceryl ester surfactant

US patent 7,252,830 Moisturizing compositions

WO2014158565A8 Plastic bristles infused with carbonate

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