Dr. David R. Corbin, a 1972 Jamestown High School graduate, has been named a 2012 Pedersen Medalist by the DuPont Company.
The award is named in honor of Charles J. Pedersen, a DuPont chemist and Nobel Laureate. The DuPont Fellows, DuPont's top scientists, honor Pedersen each year when they select the winners of the Pedersen Medal from among the thousands of scientists who work for the company. This year is the 25th anniversary of Pedersen's Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Dr. Corbin is an internationally recognized authority in the field of inorganic chemistry known for his contributions to the development, characterization and applications of novel zeolitic and mesoporous materials to solve a range of DuPont process challenges. His contributions have resulted in 124 heavily cited publications. Company officials also laud his work for DuPont in catalysis, ceramics, separations and hydrometallurgy applications. His technical contributions have resulted in more than 50 U.S. patents involving more than 15 DuPont business units.
Dr. David R. Corbin
Corbin is the son of Mrs. Doris Corbin and the late R. Richard Corbin of Jamestown. He is a 1976 graduate of the State College at Fredonia with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. In 1980, he was awarded his PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. After working at the Standard Oil Company in Cleveland, he joined DuPont Central Research and Development in Wilmington, Del. He and his family live in West Chester, Pa.