Alumna Christine Barner Seymour, who will deliver the 2021 Shirley and Ting-Wei Tang Lecture in a virtual Webinar on October 20 for the College of Engineering, was recently included in a prestigious Marquis Who's Who biographical volume, recognizing her for excellence in chemical engineering. Seymour, who earned her doctorate from the UMass Chemical Engineering Department in 1995, has also been honored by the College of Engineering with its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Seymour is the director of Regulatory Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls at Pfizer Inc.
According to the Marquis release, “Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America®, Marquis Who's Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion, and entertainment.”
Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America®, Who's Who in the World®, Who's Who in American Law®, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who's Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who's Who in Asia®.
“As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes,” the release states, “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.”
The Marquis release goes on to describe Seymour as “distinguished for her more than 25 years of dedication to the field of chemical engineering. As a senior director at Pfizer, she manages a portfolio of CMC programs and leads a team of CMC strategies in all stages of biological drug development and commercial products. Previously she was a research advisor at Pharmacia/GD Searle, where she led multi discipline drug substance reach teams.”
In addition, as the Marquis release says, “A consummate professional, Dr. Seymour has been a member of several important organizations relevant to her field, such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE], and served as the AIChE president in 2018.”
The release adds that, “Well regarded for her indelible contributions to chemical engineering, Dr. Seymour serves as the chair of the dean of the Engineering Advisory Council at P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University [where she earned her B.S. degree]. She has been bestowed with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts College of Engineering in 2021 and was named a Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in 2020.”
On October 20 at 4:00 p.m., Seymour will deliver her Tang Lecture on “The Profound Impact of Pharmaceuticals on Our Lives” in a virtual Webinar. (October 2021)