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Elton J. Cairns

Elton J. Cairns

'55, '55

Dr. Cairns graduated from Michigan Tech in 1955 with a double major in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. After receiving a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley he pursued an illustrious career at the research laboratories of General Electric, Argonne National Lab, General Motors, and, since 1978, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he is currently the Director of the Energy and Environment Division with a joint appointment as Professor of . . .

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Ming-Ming Zhou

Dr. Ming-Ming Zhou

'88

Ming-Ming Zhou, PhD is the Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Professor and Chairman of the Department of Structural and Chemical Biology, and Co-Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is also a Professor of the Departments of Oncological Sciences, and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai. His research is directed at understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms that govern cellular signal transduction and epigenetic regulation of . . .

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Robert C. Nelson

Robert C. Nelson

'66

After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1966 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, Robert Nelson started a distinguished business career working for several chemical companies. He also did graduate work at Wayne State University.

In 1974 he began selling stock plastic shapes and finished goods for an industrial plastics distributor. Abbot Plastics, of which he is half-owner, co-founder, and current President, was started in 1980. He expanded his company to include facilities in Rockford, Madison and Milwaukee.

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Erin A. Zimmer

Erin A. Zimmer (Atwell)

'98

Erin received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Michigan Tech in 1998. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 2004, where she graduated at the top of her class.

After graduating from Michigan Tech, Erin begin working at Dow Corning Corporation as a Development Chemist in the Healthcare Industry. After spending two years in that role, she moved into a Technical Service role and was responsible for supporting . . .

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Richard W. Swinehart

Richard W. Swinehart

'31

Distinguished 40 year career in research and manufacturing at DOW Chemical Company - chief recruiter for DOW at Michigan Tech during the 1950's and 1960's - several patents - in charge of plant construction in Scotland and Japan.

From 1996 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy

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