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David Morse '73 Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Story posted March 02, 2010

Dr. David L. Morse '73, senior vice president and director of corporate research for Corning Incorporated, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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David Morse '73

Among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, NAE membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology."

Morse initiated, led and directed a wide range of materials and chemical engineering initiatives and innovations in support of many Corning Incorporated businesses.

Throughout his 34-year career with Corning, Morse has invented and introduced materials, methods and processes that resulted in significant innovations and is a recognized leader for his contributions to LCD displays, telecommunications and photochromic materials.

A native of Gorham, N.H., Morse first studied inorganic chemistry at the College, graduating magna cum laude. He received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. He and his wife, Susan Irish Morse, a member of the Class of 1974, reside in Corning, N.Y. They have three children.

He serves on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visiting Committee for Chemistry, New York State Center for Renewable Energy Board, the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA), McDonnell International Scholars Academy Board at Washington University in St. Louis, the Board of Industry Advisors of International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass (IMI-NFG) and the Cornell Scientific Advisory Board for the Energy Materials Center.

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