Ruth Ann Wood will give a talk on “Using Materials Science to Build a Career Bridge”.
Wood has been employed with Pall Corporation in Cortland, NY since 2005. Wood is currently the Director of Technical Shared Services – FTAP Technology with Pall. Wood manages design engineering functions in the US, Europe, and China for new filter element products within the Industrial Process line of business at Pall. Prior to her current role, Wood was a Senior Manufacturing Manager at the Pall Cortland facility with responsibility for production of media for metal filter element construction.
Wood has been a member of the GEMS (Graduates of Earth and Mineral Science) Alumni Constituent Society since 2004 and has served as board president from 2010 to 2012. Wood has actively supported GEMS sponsored events including the alumni dinner at TOTEMS (Total Orientation to Earth & Mineral Science) and alumni involvement at EMEX. She was also a recipient of the Material Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.
Wood received her BS in Ceramic Science & Engineering in 1987 from Penn State and her MS degree in Ceramic Science in 1990 also from Penn State. Wood’s MS research focused on the chemistry of magnesium phosphates as low temperature binder materials for phosphate-bonded refractory systems.