Profile

Stephen F. Hahn
Research Fellow, The Dow Chemical Co.

Steve Hahn joined Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich., in 1982 and has worked in a variety of business and corporate research and new business development functions at Dow prior to assuming his current role in 2007. As Research Fellow, Hahn leads Dow’s effort to identify emerging, strategically aligned chemical, materials and energy-related business opportunities. He is focusing on the U.S. West Coast region and is located in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area of Northern California.

Hahn has a BS in chemistry from Michigan Tech and an MS in chemistry from Central Michigan University. He holds 35 issued U.S. patents, has 40 publications in refereed journals and six chapters in text /reference books. Hahn was named a Dow Inventor of the Year in 1990 and 1996, the Distinguished Alumni Lecturer at Michigan in 1996 and 2003, and received the Dow Excellence In Science Award in 1999. He was a visiting professor of chemistry and IPrime Scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2002. He has represented Dow on advisory boards at the University of Connecticut at Michigan Technological University. He received the American Chemical Society Cooperative Research Award in 2008 and the Council for Chemical Research Collaboration Award in 2010.