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Dr. Stephen Di Biase (PSU Alumnus) from Elevance Renewable Sciences
22 April 2010
102 Chemistry Building
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Stephen Di Biase, Ph.D. is a recipient of the 2007 Eberly College of Science Outstanding Science Alumni Award and recently joined Elevance Renewable Sciences as their chief scientific officer.  

Dr. Di Biase, had served as the senior vice-president and chief scientific officer for the research, development, and engineering department of JohnsonDiversey since 2004. In that role, Dr. Di Biase was responsible for research and development efforts designed to yield business growth through technology and innovation. JohnsonDiversey is a $3 billion privately-held cleaning-chemical and service company with global customers in the hospital, hotel, restaurant, dairy, and food-processing markets.

Before joining JohnsonDiversey, Dr. Di Biase was employed for 26 years by Lubrizol Corporation, where he held a variety of leadership and general-management positions including vice-president of emulsified products and vice-president of research and development. He began his career at Lubrizol as a chemist. Dr. Di Biase earned his doctoral degree in chemistry from Penn State in 1978. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Union College and the board of the Industrial Research Institute. He is a 1974 graduate of St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He currently serves on Penn State's Eberly College of Science Dean's Advisory Board. (http://www.science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2008-news/OutstdAlum12-2008.htm).

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