DuPont Names New DuPont Fellows  

Five DuPont Scientists and Engineers Advance to the Highest Technical Level in the Company

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 10, 2015 – Today, DuPont announced that five employees have been named DuPont Fellows for their outstanding technical expertise and leadership. DuPont Fellow is the highest technical professional level in the company, with only 32 active members globally.

The five new DuPont Fellows are: John Lindsey Flexner, Edwin Grote, Thomas P. Selby, Thomas M. Stevenson and Stephen W. Taylor.

Lindsey Flexner and Edwin Grote

Thomas Selby and Thomas Stevenson

Stephen Taylor

“DuPont is a science company with a rich foundation of sciences, markets and businesses. Throughout our history, science and engineering have enabled us to identify and create new technologies, develop cutting-edge products for our customers and grow our company,” said DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Douglas Muzyka. “The DuPont Fellows are extraordinary scientists and engineers who are at the forefront of defining brand-new technologies and directions of research both internally and externally, and whose outstanding leadership inspires the scientific community.”

Through both personal contributions and collaboration with others, these scientific leaders translate their technical knowledge, skill and commitment into results with significant impact for global customers and in a number of areas:

  • John Lindsey Flexner (Wilmington, Del.) is a world-renowned expert in entomological sciences, who has led the development of new testing and computer simulation methods to characterize the effects of agricultural products on pest insects.
  • Edwin Grote (Janesville, Wis.) has used his deep understanding of customer needs, scientific knowledge and expertise at selecting winning germ plasm combinations to develop high-yielding corn germplasm for the United States, Canada, Central Europe and Eastern Europe. 
  • Thomas P. Selby (Newark, Del.) is a premier expert in herbicide chemistry, who has discovered new classes of chemistry to protect crops against weeds, disease and insect pests. He is a co-inventor of DuPont’s newest class of insect protection chemistry, including products such as DuPont™ Cyazypyr®.
  • Thomas M. Stevenson (Newark, Del.) is an exceptional agricultural chemist and prolific researcher who has a sustained record of developing novel chemistry areas that have developed into advanced leads and products. He is a co-inventor of DuPont’s newest class of insect protection chemistry, including products such as DuPont™ Rynaxypyr®.
  • Stephen W. Taylor (Wilmington, Del.) is an outstanding chemical engineer in the field of titanium dioxide who, during his career with DuPont, made significant contributions across the full range of commercial processes, leading to significant improvement in cost, yield and sustainability. In recognition of his outstanding lifetime of achievements with DuPont, Taylor was recognized with DuPont's highest technical achievement in 2014, the Lavoisier Award.

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