Bio: Dr. Stevens is a research fellow in the Core Research and Development Department of The Dow Chemical Company, where he has worked for 29 years. Dr. Stevens’ primary field of research is in the area of new catalysts. In 2007, Dr. Stevens was awarded the 100th presentation of the Perkin Medal, widely considered to be the highest honor in American industrial chemistry, and he received the University of Chicago Bloch Medal in the same year. In 2002, The Dow Chemical Company was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George Bush, based in part on the work of Dr. Stevens. He was a co-recipient of the 1994 United States “National Inventor of the Year” Award, presented in the U.S. Congress. He has also earned numerous awards and accolades from American Chemical Society and from Dow, where he is a five-time recipient of the “Inventor of the Year” Award and a winner of the Herbert H. Dow Medal, the highest honor Dow bestows on its researchers.
Dr. Stevens has invented or contributed significantly to the commercialization of a large number of commercial products. He is an inventor on 86 issued U.S. patents, has 16 publications, and is editor of one book.