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Dr. Jean Huhman-Vincent, (BA 1992, Ph.D. 1997)

Dr. Jean Huhman-Vincent, (BA 1992, Ph.D. 1997) Jean Huhmann-Vincent (BA 1992) received a Ph.D degree in inorganic chemistry from UM-St. Louis in August 1996. Her dissertation work in Dr. Joyce Corey's group focused on organometallic catalysts and silicon polymer synthesis. Jean was awarded a Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and spent her tenure there investigating inorganic complexes of hydrogen, silanes and germanes. In 1999, Jean accepted a position at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., where she has worked on a wide range of projects, including the pilot scale production of oxygen adsorbents, new molecule synthesis for semiconductor applications, and new product development for polyurethane foam additives. Jean has been awarded 2 patents and is an author on over 20 journal publications. During undergraduate studies in chemistry at UM-St. Louis she received both the American Chemical Society Outstanding Junior Award and the Alan F Berndt Outstanding Senior Award. She lives in Bethlehem, PA with her husband John and their son Derrick.