Office of Industry Research and Technology Programs
Office of the Vice President for Research
Dr. Schneider assumed his current position with the Purdue University in 1994 after spending twenty-seven years with the Dow Chemical Company.
As Vice President of Industry Research, Dr. Schneider assists faculty in developing industry contacts and partnerships. His office links Purdue University faculty members with industry and encourages corporate sponsorship of research. He provides a point of contact for companies that are interested in collaborative research programs with Purdue, and can facilitate contact with the departments and/or faculty, which are most appropriate. In addition, he is active in Purdue's economic development initiatives.
While with Dow, he had a varied management career with assignments in research, development, marketing, technical services, sales (District Sales Manager for New York area), marketing research, business profit/loss (Dow Brazil) and New Ventures.
During his technical career, he carried out R&D on synthetic Cephalosporin C derivatives, peptide syn-thesis and catalysis, trialkyloxonium tetra-fluoroborate chemistry, condensation chemistry, halogen chemistry, vapor phase chromatography, resins, latexes, fire retardancy and amines.
In addition, he managed R&D efforts in fuel cells, electronic chemicals, industrial fluids, rheology con-trol agents, oxazolines and monomers.
He has publications dealing with cepham synthesis, synthetic peptide catalysis, trialkyloxonium tetra-fluroborate chemistry, polyester synthesis, halogen chemistry, fire retardancy, government regulations and product stewardship, and entrepreneurship.
He is a member of the following boards/committees: Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Center for Hazardous Substance Research (University of Michigan) Training and Technology Transfer Advisory Board, Purdue Research Park Advisory Board, Purdue Industry Research Activities Committee (Chair), Access Technology Across Indiana (ATAIN) Board (President), Lafayette Venture Capital Club Steering Committee (Chair), Lafayette Civic Entrepreneur's Task Force, Indianapolis and Central Indiana Technology Partnership Steering Committee, Mayor's Indianapolis High Technology Task Force, Indiana Space Grant Consortium Advisory Board, and the Purdue-Indiana University Audiology Program Advisory Board.
Dr. Schneider received an AB in chemistry from Albion College, Albion, Michigan and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of