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Friday, September 30, 2016; 3:00 p.m.; LSci 175


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Welcomes:

Dr. Elizabeth M. Hill

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
University of Minnesota Duluth

“Exploring Industrial Careers in Chemistry

Prior to joining the UMD faculty in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Hill was a continuous improvement engineer for Dow Chemical.  In that role she led LEAN-Manufacturing efforts to reduce waste while maintaining and upgrading economically and socially responsible process.  In this seminar, a presentation of chemical industrial career opportunities shall be discussed as they pertain to Dr. Hill’s career path.  The first industrial role she held was as a research rotational engineering where she worked with chemists on industrial coatings, electronic materials, and pharmaceutical excipients.  Following the rotational program she accepted a role in Dow Water and Process Solutions and worked across three of the four major separations technology platforms of this business unit cross functionally with R&D, Marketing, Sales, and Manufacturing.  Thoughts on professionalism and her current research focus areas, which include material degradation, accelerated aging technique development, engineering energy reduction, and water systems shall also be highlighted.