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academic administrator , museum director

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.


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.


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


  • Other Work

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


Married Jean Farrington.

Jean Farrington.