The American Chemical Society is proud to present our lineup of speakers for the 2013 Career Fair. We have scoured our industry to find some of the brightest minds as this year's presenters. They will help you keep up with the ever changing job market so you can achieve what you have set out to do through the career fair; find a job. Get to know this year's speakers by browsing their bios below.
David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession. Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.
Brian Fahie, Ph.D. is currently the External Strategy and Capabilities Leader for Analytical Sciences at Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Fahie’s career has included leadership roles as a scientist, entry level management and senior management with global responsibility. He is well respected for building world class organizations, differentiating between strategic capabilities and needed capacity. Dr. Fahie is the recipient of two of Eli Lilly’s most prestigious leadership awards; The Chairman’s Ovation Award for Leadership and the Lilly Research Laboratories Presidents Diversity Award.
Matt Crowe is a Senior Analytical Chemist at Dow Chemical. In this position, he uses analytical chemistry to solve problems and drive research projects. He is also the chair-elect for the Trenton local ACS section. Matt received his Ph.D. in chemistry from UT-Austin. Prior to joining Dow, he was the mass spectrometry facility director at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a post-doctoral researcher at UW-Seattle.
Tony is Vice President and Director of Research for Heritage Research from its formation in 1980. Tony has been involved in the chemistry of asphalt since 1972 as well as finding reuses for byproducts from industry. The research group has helped start 14 of the companies within The Heritage Group which operate in 5 countries. The Heritage Group operates companies in petroleum refining, asphalt, aggregate mining, highway construction, environmental and the chemical industry. Tony has a B. S. degree in Chemistry from Marian University in Indianapolis, IN. Member of ACS since 1975.
Pippa Mann began her racing career in Europe, before moving to the States in 2009 to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights Series. Pippa became the first female to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the second woman ever to win an Indy Lights race. In 2011, Pippa became the eighth woman in history to qualify for and race in the Indianapolis 500, and the first British female to do so. This year, Pippa has competed in select races on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, including the Indy 500, and out of the cockpit Pippa manages various broadcast commitments – including IndyCar and Indy Lights commentary for IMS Radio Network, and additionally as part of the broadcast team for NBCSN’s coverage of select Indy Lights races. Pippa also works with up and coming female drivers via her role as a mentor with Glass Hammer Racing.
Indresh Mathur is a Director of Research and Development at Haltermann Solutions and has oversight over the development of Test & Reference Fuels, rocket propellants, unleaded avgas and racing fuels. Indresh Mathur joined Dow Chemical in 1975 where later he became Research Manager for Dow Canada. In 1997 he was promoted and transferred to Dow’s Texas operations. Indresh Mathur received his bachelor’s degree (first-class-honors) in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology—BHU, Varanasi, India; a master’s and doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He holds more than 22 U.S. issued patents, with others pending, and has contributed to numerous technical publications and conference presentations.
Bill has a B. S. degree in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN and is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois. Bill is the Quality Control Director of Asphalt Technology for Heritage Construction & Materials, where his primary role is to direct and support the Asphalt QC efforts of the Heritage Group companies.
We know that our members and career fair attendees are in a wide variety of unique situations. That is why we strive to bring you speakers from an array of backgrounds within the chemical industry to help you with your career and professional advancement.