Record demand in nanoActiv® drives chemistry lab team expansion

PASADENA, Texas, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) announces Dr. Sam Maguire-Boyle as its most recent hire to the nanoActiv® team in Pasadena. Dr. Maguire-Boyle holds a PhD in Chemistry from Rice University’s prominent nanoengineering program. As a research scientist, he has produced several publications and patents in the oil and gas industry.

“I came to work for Nissan Chemical because of their commitment to innovation in nanotechnology,” adds Dr. Maguire-Boyle. “NCA is one of the few companies with a focus on nanoparticles in the industry today.”

“When Dr. Maguire-Boyle first approached us, I could tell he was curious about what we had accomplished by enhancing hydrocarbon recovery with nanoActiv®,” mentions Technical Director John Southwell. “His interest and background in nanotechnology are a perfect fit for our organization. Having him on our team will enable us to keep expanding the nanoActiv® family of products.”

Working with Nobel Prize winners in nanotechnology at Rice University, Dr. Maguire-Boyle was inspired to pursue research in nanoparticles. Because of Nissan’s commitment to funding research, he believes innovations like nanoActiv® will continue to revolutionize the oil and gas industry.

Dr. Maguire-Boyle is looking forward to playing an important role in the ongoing development of nanoActiv® products.

About nanoActiv®
nanoActiv® solutions are high-efficiency intervention additives and methods—maximizing hydrocarbon production rates. The presence of patent-pending, surface-modified silicon dioxide nanoparticles means nanoActiv® solutions go further, work faster, and are effective longer, enabling higher volume hydrocarbon recovery.

For more information on nanoActiv®, visit

About Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA)
Nissan Chemical America Corporation is a division of Nissan Chemical Corporation founded in 1887 as the first chemical fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. A forerunner in chemical innovations for more than 130 years, Nissan Chemical currently manufactures products for the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries and is a market leader in the production of nanomaterials for the automotive, coatings, electronics, and oil and gas recovery industries.

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