The Warren K. Lewis Lectureship in Chemical Engineering – 2011

“Engineering Products and Processes for a Sustainable World”


Gary S. Calabrese, Senior Vice President and Director, Photovoltaic Glass Technologies, Corning, Inc.

Friday, April 29, 2011
3:00 p.m., Building 66-110
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Reception at 2:30 in 66-201)


Gary Calabrese joined Corning in 2008 as vice president of science & technology and is currently senior vice president and director of Photovoltaic Glass Technologies.  Previously Gary worked at Polaroid, Allied-Signal, and Rohm and Haas where he headed their corporate research laboratory and later became vice president and chief technology officer.  Gary holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Lehigh, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT.  A past advisor to Chemical and Engineering News and co-chair of the National Academies’ Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, he currently serves as an advisory board member of the Council for Chemical Research, the American Chemical Society, and Lehigh University’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Gary is an inventor on 11 patents and has authored over two dozen technical publications. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.