Chemical Heritage Foundation and DISCOVER Magazine to Present “Advanced Materials: Stories of Innovation”

Ivan Amato, author of Stuff: The Materials the World Is Made Of

February 22, 2012 - Philadelphia

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and DISCOVER magazine will present “Advanced Materials: Stories of Innovation,” a two-hour symposium on Wednesday, February 22, at 6 p.m. at CHF, 315 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required and seating is limited.
Materials innovations are central to the evolution of almost all technology and continue to provide solutions to vexing societal problems. Ivan Amato, author of Stuff: The Materials the World Is Made Of, will lead a lively discussion with six industry experts about what drives and nurtures materials innovation today, and how these cutting-edge materials are woven into the fabric of our daily lives.

The six panelists are

  • Thomas M. Connelly, Jr.
    Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont
  • Ryan Dirkx
    Vice President, Research and Development, Arkema Inc.
  • Mark Doriski
    Global Intermediates Technology Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Gregory Nelson
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Christopher D. Pappas
    President and CEO, Styron
  • A. N. Sreeram
    Vice President, Research and Development, Advanced Materials Division, The Dow Chemical Company

Event Schedule:
• 4:30 p.m. Registration opens
• 5:00 p.m. Reception
• 6:00 p.m. Symposium begins
• 8:00 p.m. Dessert and coffee

This event is made possible with generous support from the following:

Arkema Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

DISCOVER magazine is CHF’s media partner for the event.

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. An independent nonprofit organization, CHF strives to

• Inspire a passion for chemistry;
• Highlight chemistry’s role in meeting current social challenges; and
• Preserve the story of chemistry and its technologies and industries across centuries.

CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. We host conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Our museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.

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CHF’s state-of-the-art conference center is in Philadelphia’s beautiful historic district.


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