In 2014, she was honored as the co-recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation of the United States.
WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Edith Flanigen with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Flanigen celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Flanigen is recognized for her service as a material scientist and consultant. Since retiring from the Tarrytown Technical Center in 1994, she has served as a consultant in White Plains, NY. She previously served the UOP Tarrytown Technical Center as a fellow from 1991 to 1994 and as a senior research fellow in materials sciences from 1988 to 1991. She also served Union Carbide Corporation as a senior corporate research fellow from 1982 to 1988, as a corporate research fellow from 1973 to 1982, as a researcher in the molecular sieve group from 1956 to 1973, and as a research chemist from 1952 to 1956. Ms. Flanigen also shared her expertise in the field as a lecturer and ambassador with the World for Zeolites.
As an undergrad, Ms. Flanigen decided to major in chemistry and specialize in material science, with a specific focus on material chemistry. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from D'Youville College in 1983 and from Syracuse University in 2008. She graduated with a Master of Science in inorganic physical chemistry from Syracuse University in 1952 and a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, magna cum laude, from D'Youville College in 1950. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. She also holds a number of patents in her field.
Ms. Flanigen has received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions to the field of material chemistry. In 2014, she was honored as the co-recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation of the United States. She was also awarded the Honor Award by the Stevens Institute of Technology in 2006, the Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, the Achievement Award by the Industrial Research Institute in 2004, the International Zeolite Association Award in 1994, the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal by the American Chemical Society in 1993, the Chemical Pioneer Award by the American Institute of Chemists in 1991, and the Distinguished Service Award by the American Chemical Society, Western New York Section, in 1980. Ms. Flanigen was named into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2004 and was recognized as an Outstanding Woman Scientist by the New York Academy of Science in 1996. She was also the recipient of the Perkin Medal by the American section of the Society of Chemical Industry in 1992, the first woman to be commended with this award.
In light of her professional success, Ms. Flanigen shares one piece of advice: be persistent in your work and creative in what you do. Aside from her dedication to the field, Ms. Flanigen attributes her success to the mentorship she received from her chemistry teachers, Sister St. Mary of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart and Dr. Dorothea Fitzgerald. She is the daughter of Charles and Edith Flanigen and sister of Joan F. Drexelius and Jane F. Griffin, who also supported her throughout her professional career.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Flanigen has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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