Chemical Engineering Alumni
1. Chemical Engineering Outstanding Engineering Alumni
Frances Lockwood, the second woman to receive a Ph.D. from Penn State's Chemical Engineering Deparment, was employed upon graduation as an Associate Senior Research Engineer at the General Motors Research Labs. From there she went to Martin Marietta Laboratories, working as a senior scientist in the Aluminum Fabrication Department. When the opportunity arose in 1984 to resume research in tribology, the study of lubricants and the wear of materials, a research interest developed and practiced while at Penn State, Dr. Lockwood quickly seized the opportunity and joined the technology Division of Pennzoil. She currently manages research in tribology, materials and corrosion, characterization, and analytical chemistry.
She is the holder of four patents and the co-author of over thirty publications. Dr. Lockwood's contributions to Penn State's Department of Chemical Engineering are many. Through her efforts, Pennzoil supports a graduate student in the Department and she acts as a co-advisor for the student. She also is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department and has input in many areas of the Tribology/Lubrication Program. Currently, she is organizing Penn State alumni in Houston and serving on the Department's Industrial and Professional Advisory Council.
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