2014 AGRO Division Fellow – Aldos Barefoot

Aldos BarefootDr. Aldos C. Barefoot is a senior member of the DuPont technical staff with over 34 years’  experience sponsoring and supervising environmental fateand modeling projects that meet data requirements for registration, consulting with business managers on  commercialization projects, and developing the organizational capabilities in environmental assessments necessary for use of DuPont products around the world. He has been active in a number of CropLife America technical committees dealing with
environmental fate data requirements for product registrations, spray drift issues, and environmental risk assessments.

Al earned a BS from Davidson College in 1974 and MA and PhD degrees from Dartmouth College in 1978 and 1981, respectively. He has been a member of ACS since 1975 and became active in AGRO in the mid-1990’s. He has been DuPont’s representative for 19 years in its sponsorship of the International Award for Research in Agrochemicals. He has participated in AGRO as an organizer of symposia, Secretary of the Division, member of the Executive Committee, and Chair. As the Co-organizer of the 4th Pan-Pacific Conference, he was able to work with AGRO officers and members to implement key parts of the AGRO strategic vision – increased interaction with other professional societies on an international level and a change in programming to one ACS National Meeting per year. AGRO’s international connections continued to develop through successful collaboration with the Pesticide Science Society of Japan, IUPAC, and Beijing Pesticide Society in the 5th Pan Pacific Pesticide Conference and in preparations for hosting the 13th IUPAC International Pesticide Congress. Al has served as a member of the IUPAC Congress Organizing Committee and Chair of the Human and Ecosystem Risk Assessment topic area. Al was elected an Alternate Councilor this year.