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Gregory C. Farrington

Gregory C. Farrington, museum director, former academic administrator. Achievements include holding or sharing more than two dozen patents.


  • Farrington, Gregory C. was born on August 4, 1946 in Bronxville, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry, Clarkson University, 1968. Master of Arts in Chemistry, Harvard University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Harvard University, 1972.

      Degree (honorary), University Uppsala, Sweden, 1984.


    • Staff science General Electric, Schenectady, New York, 1972-1979. Associate professor materials science and engineering University Pennsylvania, 1979-1984, professor, 1984, chair department materials science and engineering, 1984-1987, director Laboratory for Research on Structure of Matter, 1987-1990, dean School Engineering and Applied Science, 1990-1998. President Lehigh University, Bethlehem, 1998—2006, president emeritus, professor, 2006—2007.

      Executive director California Academy Sciences, San Francisco, since 2007. Board trustees St. Luke Hospital & Health Network, National Museum of Industrial History, Lehigh Valley Partnership, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include holding or sharing more than two dozen patents.


    • Contributor chapters to books, articles 100 articles to technical journals.


    • Married Jean Farrington.
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    Born August 4, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Clarkson University
    • 1970
      Harvard University
    • 1972
      Harvard University
    • 1984
      University Uppsala
    • 1972 - 1979
      Staff science General Electric Company
      Schenectady, New York, United States
    • 1998 - 2006
      president, Lehigh University
      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2007
      executive, director California Academy Sciences
      San Francisco, California, United States
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