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The Future of Transportation

by Paul Vosejpka, Global R&D Director Formulation Science, The Dow Chemical Company
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00pm-7:30pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Grand Traverse Pie Company
2600 N. Saginaw Rd
Midland, MI 48640
United States

Abstract:

Paul will share his thoughts on future trends in transportation.  He will draw on his experiences as Director of Dow Automotive over the past decade.  Rest assured, he will illuminate the challenges that the chemical engineering profession can help to address as mankind moves forward in the 21st century.

Paul’s bio:

Paul Vosejpka is the Global R&D Director of Formulation Science, Core R&D with oversight of programs in formulation research; interfacial science; polymer synthesis, properties and processes and process control and robotics. Dow Automotive Systems with oversight of programs in Adhesives, Auto Interior/Exterior, Fluids and Auto Composites.

Paul started his career at Dow in 1991 on the Research Assignments Program.  He joined Central Research in 1992 and worked on a variety of technical programs including pharmaceutical process research, monomer synthesis for polybenzobisoxazole, process research for epichlorohydrin production, process research for DC-EDC, and polyolefin catalysis.  He was part of a team that commercialized Dow’s first solution polypropylene catalysts; the catalyst technology that produces VERSIFY™ Plastomers and Elastomers.   Paul was a Technical Leader in Core R&D, leading discovery teams focused on polyolefin catalysis as well as feedstock chemistries.  In 2009, he became a Technical Leader in Emissions R&D in Dow Automotive with oversight of a variety of programs focused on the development and commercialization of Dow’s AERIFY™ Diesel Particulate Filter technology.  He became the Global R&D Director of Dow Automotive with responsibility for all technical developments across the four major regions serving Transportation markets in December of 2013 and served in this capacity until December 2017 when he assumed his current role.  Paul has over 50 internal research reports, 28 US patents and 19 external publications.

Paul grew up in St. Paul Minnesota, earned his B.A. in chemistry from The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1985 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989.  He was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University from 1990-1991.

Complimentary sandwiches will be available, first come, first serve at 6:00 PM with Paul’s talk starting around 6:30 PM. 

Please join us for what looks to be an interesting and relevant topic to the engineering community.