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  • David Hays, Ph.D.
    02/26/19 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

    Department Seminar: David Hays, Ph.D.

    Department Seminar

David Hays, Ph.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1993 from the University of Illinois. During his undergraduate years, he performed research at Eastman Kodak on photoconductive materials for photocopiers and studied phosphate-based cements in the laboratories of Professor Walter Klemperer. In addition, Hays worked under the direction of Professor Scott Denmark on the development of dioxirane-mediated epoxidations of olefins. He completed his doctorate in organic chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, working under the direction of Professor Greg Fu. His dissertation work focused on the application of organotin reagents to catalytic free radical transformations.

Hays moved to St. Paul, MN, in 1998 and joined the Adhesive Technologies Center at the 3M Company where he studied mechanistic aspects of structural bonding at low energy interfaces and the synthesis of conjugated polymers for use in colorimetric biological sensors. In 2002, Hays moved to 3M’s Pharmaceutical Division where he developed novel small molecule toll-like receptor agonists targeting a variety of disease states such as melanoma and hepatitis C. Between 2006 and 2008, he worked in 3M’s Display and Graphics Film Lab where he developed new polymers for multilayer optical film (MOF) reflectors. He then moved to 3M’s Materials Resource Division where he currently works on the discovery, chemical process development, and manufacturing of new materials with business importance to 3M, most notably within the family of novel silicone polymers.

  • Event Details

    Location: 331 Smith Hall
    Host: Professor Joseph Topczewski
    • David Hays
    • Materials Resource Division
    • 3M
    • Saint Paul