Lifelong Learning: New Model Frameworks for University and Industrial Partnerships
Steven T. Perri is a senior research associate and technology manager at Eastman Chemical Company. He is a former staff and site manager at the Eastman Innovation Center located on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He earned a B.S. degree from California State University in Fresno, a Ph.D. from University of California at Irvine, and a post doctorate at Oregon State University, all in organic chemistry. He is a coauthor of numerous articles on chemical synthesis and methodologies, an inventor on numerous patents, and has worked in the areas of chemical technology and catalysis for more than 25 years.
Barclay Satterfield is a principal chemical engineer and Innovation Center leader for Eastman Chemical Company. She earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Yale University and Ph.D. in the same field from Princeton University. She has worked for Eastman for four years after developing a background in science policy and in environmental life cycle assessment.
Leah Burton serves as director of the Office of Partnerships at NC State University. In this role, she manages corporate and government partnerships with NC State, including the university’s award-winning Centennial Campus. Leah has worked for NC State University for 17 years, previously holding roles in partnership development. Leah received a degree in communication from the University of Colorado.