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02-18-2013

Clarkson University Alumnus to Deliver Matijevic Lecture

Clarkson University alumnus Curtis Zimmerman, manager for Government Liaison Innovation & Technology at BASF Corporation, will deliver the second Egon Matijevic Lecture on Friday, February 22.

Curtis Zimmerman, manager for Government Liaison Innovation & Technology at BASF CorporationZimmerman's lecture, which will take place at 4 p.m. in Science Center Room 360, is titled "What is a Clarkson education good for?" and will focus on the impact his education at Clarkson has had on his successful career. Light refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Zimmermann will highlight the impact his scientific education, which culminated with his Ph.D. in chemistry at Clarkson in 1991, has had on his successful career as a researcher and innovation leader at BASF Corporation.

Throughout his career, he has held a variety of technical managerial positions and has conducted research in materials science with an emphasis on pearlescence and optical thin film materials.

Zimmerman also earned his juris doctor degree from Pace Law School and is a member of the New York Bar.

The presentation is the second in a lectureship series endowed by Clarkson Senior University Professor Richard E. Partch and his wife, JoAnne, in recognition of Egon Matijevic's outstanding teaching and research with Clarkson students for more than 50 years, and his internationally recognized achievements in colloid and surface chemistry. Matijevic is the Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid and Surface Science and Distinguished University Professor at Clarkson.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or partch@clarkson.edu.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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