MatSE alumni are doing incredibly things and have some important advice to share with current students and soon to be alumni. They have fascinating jobs, humorous stories, and are interesting people. We are proud of our MatSE alumni and enjoy learning more about each of them.
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Dawne M. Moffatt-Fairbanks
Ph.D., Ceramic Science (1989), B.S., Ceramic Science and Engineering (1985)
Director, Thermal and Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, Corning Incorporated
R. Allen Kimmel, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering 2002
Associate Teaching Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State
Beth and Larry Hancock
Beth (Jordon) Hancock
B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering 1984 and M.S. Polymer Science and Engineering 1986
Division Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager at Parker Hannifin, Industrial Filtration and Gas Generation Division
B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering 1983, and Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering 1988
CEO and Founder, Akita Innovations LLC
Dorothy (Pate) Enright
M.S. Ceramic Science 1948
TITILAYO (TITI) SHODIYA
Materials Science and Engineering, 2010
Program Manager, National Voluntary Lab Accreditation Program at The National Institute of Standards and Technology for Calibration Laboratories
Ceramic Science and Engineering, 1984, Ceramic Science, 1987, Materials Science, 1991
CEO, Evolved Analytics
Ph.D., Solid State Science (1986)
Vice President of Research and Development, Arkema Inc.
DAVID SIMPSON, PH.D.
Ph.D., Polymer Science (1993)M.S., Polymer Science (1991)B.S., Polymer Science (1989)
Polyethylene Product Development Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical
B.S., Earth Science (1983)
Team Leader, Chevron
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering (2018)