Carnegie Mellon University
October 01, 2015

Alumni Michael Molnar to participate in CAFOE

Michael Molnar(CHE'95), Associate Process Engineering Scientist at the Dow Corning Corporation, was recently selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to participate at the 2015 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE). The event was held June 1-3, 2015 at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California.

Since 1995, the NAE has held an annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium that brings together roughly 100 outstanding engineers (ages 30-45) from US companies, universities, and government labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields. The CAFOE is joint sponsored by the NAE and the China Academy of Engineering and occurs biannually.

Michael spent over eighteen years supporting polycrystalline silicon technologies at Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, focusing on sustained development of chemical vapor deposition technology, creation and commercialization of automated finishing technologies for polycrystalline silicon crushed product forms, and development of novel processing technology to make high purity polycrystalline silicon in a granular form. In Michael’s current role within Dow Corning Corporation, he supports multiple Dow Corning product lines in the areas of reaction engineering, process thermodynamics and flow sheet analysis, and pilot plant best practices for technology development. He is a recipient of two (2) Dow Corning technical achievement awards and is a recognized inventor with seven (7) granted patent families.