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International Benchmarking of U.S. Chemical Engineering Research Competitiveness
William F. Banholzer (NAE) is Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, located in Midland, Michigan. He is a member of the Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) and leads Dow’s research and development activities across the globe. Banholzer joined Dow in July 2005 from General Electric Company, where he was Vice President of Global Technology at GE Advanced Materials, responsible for worldwide technology and engineering. Banholzer holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marquette University and earned master’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.
Gary S. Calabrese is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Rohm & Haas Company, responsible for a 2000+ member global technical organization of scientists, engineers and technicians with over 30 worldwide locations, including a new research center in China. Prior to joining Rohm & Haas, Dr. Calabrese began his industrial career at Polaroid Corporation in 1983 as a research chemist. In 1989 he joined the Shipley Company to work as a group leader in new product development. In 1992 Shipley became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rohm and Haas, and in 1994 Dr. Calabrese was named Shipley’s North American Director of Engineering, responsible for scaling up manufacturing processes for new products, customer technical support, and plant engineering. He returned to product development in 1997 as Global Director of R&D for the Microelectronics Materials business, and was named Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for what is now known as Rohm & Haas Electronic Materials two years later. In this position he was responsible for a global technology organization with more than 300 members in seven locations including Japan and Korea. Dr. Calabrese earned his BS in chemistry from Lehigh University, and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Douglas S. Clark is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. His research is in the field of biochemical engineering, with particular emphasis on enzyme technology and bioactive materials, extremophiles and extremophilic enzymes, cell culture, and metabolic flux analysis. He received a B.S. from the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
L. Louis Hegedus (NAE) retired in 2006, after 10 years of service, as the Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Arkema, Inc., a diversified chemical company headquartered in Paris. He was responsible for all R&D in North America and R&D coordination between the United States and France. His previous career positions include 16 years with W. R. Grace, where he was a Research Vice President for Specialty Chemicals,