DowDuPont Specialty Products Names 2016 Lavoisier Award Medalists
Two DuPont Scientists Recognized for Career Contributions
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 19, 2017 – DowDuPont Specialty Products Division has awarded two exceptional scientists with the 2016 Lavoisier Medal of Technical Achievement: Mick Ward and Tom Carney. The Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievement is the company’s highest honor. It recognizes scientists and engineers who have demonstrated a career of creative technical contributions. The medal is named in honor of the 18th-century French chemist, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, who is considered the father of modern chemistry and served as mentor to DuPont company founder, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont.
“Science-based innovation is at the core of who we are as a company,” said DowDuPont Specialty Products Division Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer Alexa Dembek. “Like the Medal’s namesake, these individuals have paved the way for others to create innovative solutions that make a difference in the world. It is a privilege to honor both Mick and Tom with Lavoisier Medals.”
Lavoisier Medalists are honored with a bronze likeness that is housed at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. The 2016 Medalists were honored for their lifetime of contributions:
· Mick Ward (Palo Alto, California), DuPont Fellow, is an outstanding scientist with an incredibly successful track record of contributions in Industrial Biosciences. Ward is the lead developer of DuPont’s filamentous fungal expression systems used to produce a wide range of enzyme and protein products and serves as the global adviser for the company in this field.
· Tom Carney (Circleville, Ohio), Senior Research Fellow, is an outstanding leader in Electronics and Imaging. Carney’s efforts have resulted in several new product platforms, including black DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide film for use in flexible printed circuits for consumer electronics, and he serves as a strong mentor to junior scientists and peers in several critical areas.
The Lavoisier Medalists were recognized last week in Wilmington at a ceremony during TechCon 2017. The conference is the company’s premier forum to bring together scientists, engineers and business colleagues to showcase the latest innovation programs and create a collaborative environment to facilitate the advancement of solutions that are in development. Read about the Lavoisier Medalists on the DuPont Media Center.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.
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Sandra K. James