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Distinguished Alumni Awards

2023 Awardees: (left to right) John C. O'Quinn, Herbert Hooper, Trent Carrier, Lindsey Robinson, Amanda Taylor

CBE Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that CBE can bestow on our alumni. This exceptional honor celebrates and recognizes the exemplary contributions our outstanding graduates have made to their profession, their community, and their department, college or university. Furthermore, the Award winners will serve as an inspiration for current and future students. With more than 6,000 CBE alumni, we plan to induct four alumni each year for the foreseeable future, making this a noteworthy distinction.

Criteria for the Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominees should have demonstrated exceptional professional, entrepreneurial and/or service achievements in their selected careers. We acknowledge that our alumni excel in many respects, and instead of rigid criteria, we will look at the following general selection considerations, of which not all need be met:

  • Professional achievement
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community and/or Public Service
  • Service to the Engineering Profession
  • Service to NC State and especially to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Criteria for Young Alumni Award

Additionally, we will present a single Young Alumni Award each year. This is for a CBE graduate who received his/her degree within the past 15 years. The considerations for selection are the same as for the Distinguished Alumni Award, but recognition of this individual will occur at an earlier stage in his/her career.

Nomination Process

Complete a CBE Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form and submit to Dr. Russ O’Dell via email (russ_odell@ncsu.edu — SUBJECT: CBE Distinguished or CBE Young Alumni) or by postal mail to the following address:

Dr. Russ O’Dell
NC State CBE Department
Campus Box 7905
Raleigh, NC 27695-7905

Should you have questions, please contact CBE’s Director of Alumni Relations, Dr. Russ O’Dell directly at russ_odell@ncsu.edu or at 919-513-2071.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Class of 2023

Trent A. Carrier

Trent A. Carrier

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1994
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, U. California-Berkeley, 1998
  • Associate Director, Vaccine Technology, Merck, 1998
  • Sr. Director, Bioprocess Development, Life Technologies, 2005
  • MBA, University of Virginia, 2010
  • Chief Business Officer, Biologics Consulting Group, 2011
  • VP, Vaccine Technology and Engineering, Takeda, 2014
  • CEO, SytoSen Therapeutics, 2018
  • COO, L7 Informatics, 2019
Herbert H. Hooper

Herbert H. Hooper

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, U. California-Berkeley, 1990
  • Research Scientist, Air Products and Chemicals, 1990
  • Founder, ACLARA Biosciences, 1993
  • Partner, Ampersand Capital Partners, 2002
  • General Partner, Ampersand Capital Partners, 2004
  • Managing Partner, Ampersand Capital Partners, 2008
  • Served as director of over 20 companies including Alcami, Arranta Bio, Avista Pharma, Brammer Bio, Genoptix and Nexelis
John C. O'Quinn

John C. O’Quinn

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering; B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies, NC State, 1996
  • M.Sc., Environmental Change and Mgmt., U. Oxford, 1997
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT, 1998
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2001
  • Law Clerk for Justice Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2001
  • Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, 2003
  • Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2006
  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, 2009
Amanda Monroe Taylor

Amanda Monroe Taylor

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1990
  • Engineer, Dow Chemical, 1990
  • Engineer, Merck, 1991
  • Maintenance Superintendent, Merck, 2001
  • Director, Maintenance, Merck, 2005
  • Director, Biotechnology IPT Leader, Merck, 2007
  • Director, Vaccine Operations, Merck, 2011
  • Executive Director, Merck, 2016
  • Vice President / Plant Manager, Merck, 2020

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Class of 2022

Bill Bardin

Billy Bardin

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1995
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1997
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2000
  • R&D Director for Basic Chemicals and the Dow Technology Licensing and Catalyst Business, 2008
  • R&D Director for the Feedstocks, Chemicals, Energy and Hydrocarbons, 2010
  • Global Operations Technology Director, 2014
  • Global Digitalization Director, Dow, 2020
  • AIChE President Elect, 2022
Karen J.L. Burg

Karen J.L. Burg

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1990
  • M.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson University, 1990
  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University, 1996
  • Interim Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at Clemson University, 2007
  • Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Clemson University, 2011
  • VP for Research and Professor, Kansas State University, 2014
  • Harbor Lights Chair and Professor of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, 2017
  • Vice President for Research, University of Georgia, 2017
Russ O'Dell

Russ O’Dell

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1975
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1978
  • R&D Engineer, Fiber Industries, Charlotte, NC, 1978
  • Global Manager of Technology, Celanese, 1990
  • Chemical Engineering Department Alumni Advisory Board, 1993
  • Director of Development, NC State Engineering Foundation, 2002
  • Director of Alumni Relations, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State, 2014
Charles Wells

Charles Wells

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1987
  • M.D. from the University of North Carolina, 1992
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Emory University,1992-1998
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC, 1995-1997
  • Associate Vice President / Head of Development, Infectious Diseases Therapeutic Area, Sanofi, 2015
  • Executive Vice President / Head of Development – Infectious Diseases, Evotec, 2018
  • Head of Therapeutics Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, 2019

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Class of 2021

Gregory P. Hatem

Gregory P. Hatem

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • Financial Advisor, American Express, Raleigh, 1987
  • Founder, Shenyang Hi-Technology Development Corp. JV, 1992
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Empire Properties, 1995: 70 buildings with more than 1 million ft2 of office and retail space
  • Diploma in Chinese Studies, Beijing Youth Politics College, 1996
  • Senior Trade Specialist, Asia, NC Dept. of Commerce, 1997
  • Founder, Empire Eats, 2002: The Pit, Sitti, Gravy, Raleigh Times Bar, Morning Times, The Pizza Times, Mecca and Square Burger
  • Founder, The Empire Gives Back, 2019: Charitable Foundation
Michael W. Lowder

Michael W. Lowder

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1978
  • Process Design Engineer, Tennessee Eastman, 1978
  • M.B.A., East Tennessee State University, 1986
  • Capital Project Manager, Eastman Chemical, 1986
  • Capital Projects Department Manager, Eastman, 1995
  • Director, Corporate Strategy/Acquisition Integration, Eastman, 1997
  • Director, Eastman Program Office, Eastman, 2002
  • Director, Process Engineering, Eastman, 2007
Stephenie L. Roberston

Stephenie L. Roberston

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1995
  • Engineer Officer, US Army, 1995
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, U. South Florida, 2001
  • Head of Production, Ajinomoto AminoScience, 2005
  • Head of Upstream Operations, Novartis, 2010
  • Associate Director, QA Secondary Mfg, Novartis, 2012
  • Director, Quality, Seqirus, 2016
  • Vice President, Operations – Engineering, Supply Chain & EHS, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, 2020
William B. Thompson, Jr.

William B. Thompson, Jr.

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1978
  • Process Engineer, Burroughs Wellcome, 1978
  • M.B.A., University of Virginia, 1982
  • Investment Executive, Carolina Securities Corporation, 1982
  • President, Peacock-Thompson Investment Management, 1987
  • Senior Portfolio Manager, Franklin Street Partners, 1995
  • President, Franklin Street Partners, 2009
  • Managing Director, Fifth Third Bank/Franklin Street Advisors, 2019

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Class of 2020

Admiral Daryl L. Caudle

Admiral Daryl L. Caudle

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • M.S. in Physics and MS in Engineering Management; Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
  • Division Officer on USS George Washington Carver; Executive Officer of USS Montpelier, US Navy
  • Commanding Officer of USS Jefferson City; Commander, Submarine Squadron Three; Deputy Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet; Commander, Submarine Group Eight; Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, US Navy
  • Vice Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy on the Joint Staff in Washington, DC; Vice Admiral and Commander, U.S. Naval Submarine Forces and Task Force 114, US Navy
Ana P. Davis

Ana P. Davis

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1991
  • Process Control Engineer, ExxonMobil, Baytown, TX
  • Facilities Engineer, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin TX
  • Production Leader, Union Carbide, Institute, WV
  • Production Leader, Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX
  • Manufacturing Manager, KAO Specialties, High Point, NC
  • Head, Health, Safety & Environment, North America, Syngenta, Greensboro, NC
  • Endowed John E. and Ana Piqueras Davis CBE Scholarship
Marcus L. Martin, Sr.

Marcus L. Martin, Sr.

  • B.S. in Pulp & Paper Technology, NC State, 1970; B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1971
  • Production Chemical Engineer, Westvaco, Covington, VA
  • M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1976
  • Lieutenant, USPHS, Gallup Indian Medical Center, NM
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, U. Cincinnati, 1981
  • Residency Director and Interim Chair, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Vice President & Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity, University of Virginia
Milton G. Williams, Jr.

Milton G. Williams, Jr.

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1961
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1965
  • R&D Engineer, Fiber Industries, Charlotte, NC
  • Process Development Group Leader; Manufacturing Area Superintendent; Quality Assurance Superintendent; Fiber Industries, Greenville, SC
  • Assistant Plant Manager; Director of Research and Development; Vice President & Technical Director; Freudenberg, Durham, NC
  • Endowed Milt Williams CBE Scholarship

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Class of 2019

Quint M. Barefoot

Quint M. Barefoot

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • MBA, Duke University, 1996
  • President, Four Seasons Environmental, Greensboro, NC
  • Founder, Monosep, Lafayette, LA
  • President Zappa-Tec, Greensboro, NC
  • Managing Partner, Zappa Stewart, Greensboro, NC
  • President, Info-Gel, Charlotte, NC, Limerick Ireland and Umbergaon, India
  • Partner, Waters Edge Environmental, Raleigh, NC
John W. Earnhardt, Jr.

John W. Earnhardt, Jr.

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1963
  • R&D Engineer, DuPont Nomex Waynesboro, VA
  • Production Superintendent, DuPont Nylon Richmond, VA
  • Global Strategy Manager, DuPont Lycra/Spandex Wilmington, DE
  • Founder and President, Pro Services, Mooresville, NC
  • ISO 14001 Standard Development–Environmental Management Systems
Ronald B. McNeill

Ronald B. McNeill

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1973
  • Environmental Engineer, NC Department of Natural & Economic Resources, Raleigh, NC
  • Environmental Consultant, WAPORA, Atlanta, GA
  • MBA, Georgia State, 1984
  • Partner, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Wilmington, NC
  • Vice President, Liberty Healthcare Group, Wilmington, NC
  • Founding Partner, AccuGenomics, Wilmington, NC
Stacey Guard Orlando

Stacey Guard Orlandi

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1994
  • Process Engineer, Kvaerner John Brown, Greenville, SC
  • Refining Technology, BP, Naperville, IL
  • Corporate Strategy, BP, London, UK
  • Refinery Superintendent, BP, Carson, CA
  • Refinery Manager, BP, Cherry Point, WA
  • VP R&D Chemicals and New Energies, Shell, Houston, TX
  • CEO, Virent, Madison, WI
  • VP Production Excellence, Shell, The Hague, Netherlands

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Class of 2018

Hal Lawton

Harry “Hal” A. Lawton, III

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering; B.S. in Pulp & Paper Technology, NC State, 1996
  • Process Engineer at Champion International-Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • MBA, University of Virginia, 2000
  • Associate Pricipal at McKinsey & Company
  • Senior Vice President at Home Depot-Atlanta, GA
  • Senior Vice President at eBay-San Francisco, CA
  • President at Macy’s-New York, NY
Tracey Proctor Mustin

Tracy Proctor Mustin

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1984
  • Captain, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps-Washington DC; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Groton, CT
  • Program Manager, Int’l Nuclear Security Cooperation-Washington, DC
  • Director, Second Line of Defense Program, US Department of Energy, National Security Administration-Washington, DC
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, US Department of Energy-Washington, DC
Richard B. Phillips

Richard B. Phillips

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1964
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1966
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1970
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Grenoble, 1971
  • Senior Vice President of Technology at International Paper-Tuxedo Park, NY
  • President, Pulp & Paper Foundation at NC State University
  • Adjunct Professor of Paper Science & Engineering, NC State University
  • Endowed Phillips Family Scholarship and Phillips Family Leadership Incentive Award
Ronald C. Zumstein

Ronald C. Zumstein

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1987
  • Process Development Engineer at Ethyl Corporation-Baton Rouge, LA
  • Technical Director at Albemarle Corporation-Orangesburg, SC and Baton Rouge, LA
  • Site Manager at Albemarle Corporation-Pasadena, TX and Orangeburg, SC
  • VP of Health, Safety and Environment at Albemarle Corporation-Baton Rouge, LA
  • Senior VP of Engineering and Project Execution at Albemarle Corporation-Charlotte, NC

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Class of 2017

Dominic T. Clausi

Dominic “Nick” T. Clausi

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1994
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas–Austin, 1998
  • Plastics Plant Manager at ExxonMobil Chemical–Baton Rouge, LA
  • Manager of New Product Platform Group at ExxonMobil Chemical–Baytown, TX
  • VP Global Chemicals Technology at ExxonMobil–Houston, TX
  • Serves on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
Steffanie B. Easter

Steffanie B. Easter

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • M.S. in Engineering Management, Catholic University of America, 1995
  • Deputy Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft
  • Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
  • Executive Director for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office–Arlington, VA
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
Leland E. Garrett

Leland E. Garrett

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1971
  • M.D. – Medical University of South Carolina, 1976
    • Residency – Internal Medicine USAF Medical Center
    • Fellowship – Nephrology Duke University Medical Center
  • Physician and Partner at Wake Nephrology Associates–Raleigh, NC
  • Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC–Durham, NC
  • Contractor Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at Palmetto GBA–Columbia, SC
Kent O. Hudson

Kent O. Hudson

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering; B.S. in Pulp & Paper Science and Technology, NC State, 1975
  • President & CEO at Applied Computer Technologies–Coats, NC
  • President & CEO at INDUS International–Atlanta, GA
  • CEO & Co-Founder at SchoolDude–Cary, NC
  • Executive Chairman at Dude Solutions–Cary, NC

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Class of 2016

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Candis S. Claiborn

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1980
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1991
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering-Washington State University 1991-2016
  • Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs-Washington State University 2002-2005
  • Dean of Engineering and Architecture-Washington State University 2006-2016
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Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, Jr., USN, Ret.

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1969
  • M.S. in Finance, Naval Post Graduate School
  • Program Manger of F/A-18 Super Hornet Strike Fighter
    • Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command
    • Commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
  • Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer at iRobot — Bedford, MA
  • Chief Strategy Officer for National Spectrum Consortium
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Carl S. Stutts, Jr.

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1968
  • M.B.A., University of Houston, 1975
  • Vice President of Tenneco Ventures
  • General Partner in Columbine Venture Funds
  • President & CEO of Texas Petrochemicals
  • President & Chairman of Cyanco Corporation
  • Provides three CBE Scholarships
  • Major Donor to Engineering Oval
  • Serves on NC State Engineering Foundation Board
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Alan S. Weinberg

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1963
  • Process Engineer at Esso Research & Engineering-Florham Park, NJ
  • Director of R&D at Cryovac / Sealed Air-Duncan, SC
  • Global VP of Technology at Cryovac / Sealed Air-Duncan, SC
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • Endowed CBE Professorship with Planned Gift

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Distinguished Young Alumni Award Recipients

Class of 2023

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Lindsey E. Robinson

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2008
  • VVTE Engineer, VVM Project Engineer and PSM Analyst Leadership Development Rotational Program, Merck, 2008
  • Specialist, Chemical Engineering, Merck, 2010
  • Senior Specialist, Chemical Engineering, Merck, 2015
  • Associate Director, Engineering, Merck, 2017
  • Director, Engineering, Merck, 2020

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Class of 2022

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Brandon T. Fincher

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2007
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 2014
  • Production Engineer/Project Manager, Value Chain Manager, Novartis, Associate Director of Finance, 2007-2017
  • Director, Business & Marketing Operations, Avista Pharma Solutions, 2017
  • Sr. Director, Finance & Corporate Strategy, Cambrex, 2019
  • VP, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Cambrex, 2021
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Cambrex, 2021

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Class of 2021

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Elizabeth A. Nance

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2006
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 2012
  • Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins, 2013
  • Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, U. Washington, 2015
  • Jagjeet and Janice Bindra Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, U. Washington, 2020
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemical Engineering, U. Washington, 2020
  • Jagjeet and Janice Bindra Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, U. Washington, 2021

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Class of 2020

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Christopher R. Shaul

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2005
  • M.B.A., University at Buffalo, 2010
  • Process Engineer, DuPont, Buffalo, NY
  • Process Supervisor, DuPont, Buffalo, NY
  • Manufacturing Technology Supervisor, DuPont, Circleville, OH
  • Operations Area Manager, DuPont, Circleville, OH
  • Operations Manager, DuPont, Dayton, OH
  • Plant Manager, DuPont, Dayton, OH

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Class of 2019

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Jeffrey R. Millman

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2005
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2011 Cambridge, MA
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard Cambridge, MA
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO

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Class of 2018

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Srini Siripurapu

  • Operations Manager at Reliance Industries Limited–Jamnagar, India
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2000
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2003
  • Technology Team Leader at GE Plastics–Mount Vernon, IN
  • Global Product Technology Manager at SABIC–Mount Vernon, IN
  • VP of Global Technology at General Cable–Indianapolis, IN
  • Senior VP of R & D at Prysmian Group–Milan, Italy

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Class of 2017

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Chisa K. Brookes

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2007
  • Risk Management and Loss Prevention at ExxonMobil–Singapore
  • Engineering Function Project Support at ExxonMobil–Houston, TX
  • General Contractor at Brookes Construction–Charlotte, NC
  • Endowed Scholarship in the NC State College of Engineering

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Class of 2016

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Eric M. Paradise

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering; B.S. in Biochemistry, NC State, 2001
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, U. of California-Berkeley, 2006
  • Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group
  • Senior Director of Partnering & Strategy at MedImmune—Gaithersburg, MD

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College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Recipients

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering also recognizes the following recipients of the College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1932
  • Vice President of Production for the Chemicals & Plastics Operations Division of the Union Carbide Corporation
  • Coordinated the Educational Aid Program for Union Carbide, which provided several CBE scholarships
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1936
  • President of Union Carbide International
  • Senior Vice President of Union Carbide
  • President & COO of Union Carbide
  • Chairman & CEO of Union Carbide
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1936
  • Executive Vice President of Cities Service Company
  • President of Cities Service Oil Company
  • VP & General Manager of Natural Gas Liquid Group-Cities Service Company
  • Group VP of Cities Services’ International Operations and President of Cities Service International, Inc.
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  • B.S. & M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Missouri, 1948 & 1949
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1954
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering-NC State, 1954-56, 1961-91
  • ChE Department Head-NC State, 1966-80
  • Director of Energy and Environmental Research, Associate Dean for Research, Interim Dean of Engineering-NC State, 1980-91
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1960
  • M.S. in Industrial Management, Univ. of Tennessee, 1967
  • President of the Tennessee Eastman Division-Eastman Chemical Company-Kingsport, TN
  • Endowed two Garwood Family CBE Scholarships
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1961
  • M.S. & Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin, 1963 & 1965
  • Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering, Chemical Engineering-Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • Director of Center for Polymer Research-Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • Appointed to National Academy of Engineering, 1988
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1965
  • M.S. & Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1967 & 1969
  • President of Fashion Apparel and Speciality Fabrics-Responsible for Corporate Engineering, Operations Research, Dyeing and Finishing Technical Services, and Corporate Environmental and Energy Management at Milliken & Company-Spartanburg, SC
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1968
  • M.B.A., Tulane, 1974
  • Process Engineer at Shell Oil in Louisiana
  • Administrative Vice President at Ashland’s APAC Unit
    • VP & General Manager of Petrochemical Division
    • VP & General Manager of Ashland Foundry Products
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • Served on NC State Engineering Foundation Board
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S. Frank Culberson
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1960
  • M.B.A., Univ. of Houston, 1966
  • Pace Consulting Company-Houston, TX
  • President and CEO of Rimkus Consulting Group-Houston, TX
  • Served on NC State Engineering Foundation Board
  • Endowed CBE Academic Enhancement Fund and two CBE professorships
  • Major donor to Engineering Oval
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Ross W. Lampe, Sr.
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1951
  • President of Guy C. Lee Manufacturing Company-Smithfield, NC
  • Chair of NC State Forestry Advisory Council, 1988
  • Endowed J.H. Lampe Engineering Excellence Fund
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1942
  • Chemist at General Defense Corporation-Point Pleasant, WV; East St. Louis and Chicago, IL
  • Supervisor at Algonquin Chemical-Dubuque, IA
  • Project Manager at S.E. Massengill and Beecham-Bristol, TN
  • Endowed Ernest J. & Ethyl H. Angelo Memorial Scholarship-Supports four students in environmental engineering
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1965
  • Project Engineer at Riegel Paper-Riegelwood, NC
  • President & CEO at John J. Kirlin-Rockville, MD
  • Endowed CBE Graduate Student Fund
  • Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Program
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1960
  • Founded Unisphere Chemicals
  • Co-founded G&H Industries
  • President & Founder of United Resource Recovery Corp-Spartanburg, SC
  • Served on CBE Alumni Advisory Board
  • Endowed CBE Scholarship
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1984
  • M.B.A., UNC, 1988
  • Chief Operating Officer of Commerx
  • Chief Operating Officer of Youcentric
  • President of Garrett Aviation Services
  • President & CEO of GE Water & Process Technologies
  • Founder & Managing Member of Liberation Capital
  • Endowed two Garwood Family CBE Scholarships
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • M.B.A, College of William and Mary, 1997
  • Plant Manager at Honeywell Performance Products
  • Director of Operations at Honeywell Performance Products
  • VP of Global Supply Chain at Alpharma Pharmaceuticals
  • Executive VP of Operations at Actavis Group
  • Senior VP of European Product Supply at Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Chief Operating Officer at Alvogen
  • Vice President of Global Operations at H.B. Fuller
  • Endowed two CBE scholarships
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1963
  • Authored 15 original patents
  • Previous member of the Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Served on the boards of Warehouse Theater, the International Chamber Music Series, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman Univ.
  • After a 36-year career at Cryovac, he retired as Global Vice President of Technology
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • M.S. in Engineering, Catholic University of America
  • Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology
  • Currently Director Navy Staff
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1968
  • M.B.A., Univ. of Houston
  • Production engineer at Union Carbide
  • Rose through ranks at Tenneco to become a corporate vice president
  • General Partner at Columbine Venture Funds
  • President and CEO of Texas Petrochemical Holdings
  • Retired as chairman and CEO of Cyanco
  • Served on Engineering Foundation Board
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985
  • M.B.A., Duke University, 1996
  • Joined Four Seasons Environmental, Inc., after completing engineering school
  • Founder of Monosep, LLC, 2001 (now integrated into Siemens Water Technologies)
  • Started Zappa-Tec, LLC
  • CEO of Info-Gel, LLC
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  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NC State, 1985