An Eastman Kodak Co. scientist has been recognized in the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50: Vision List.
The new list highlights the exceptional women who are shaping the future of science, technology and art. Kodak Research Fellow and Senior Scientist Mridula Nair was named to the list.
“The visionaries on the list are leaving a lasting imprint on society and culture with their unique scientific and artistic visions,” said ForbesWomen Editor Maggie McGrath. “Through their dynamic ideas they are proving that there is no deadline for success – or for the most creative and fulfilling years of your life.”
Nair has some 136 U.S. patents, a majority of which were earned after she turned 50. She began working at Kodak in 1980 and her work across chemical synthesis, formulation science, dispersion and coating technologies, manufacturing and commercialization have sparked several key business concepts.
“It is by being a fearless idealist and creative problem solver that I have been able to innovate across businesses and generate a portfolio of patents for Kodak,” Nair said. “I could not have accomplished this without bold, innovative thinking and having a high-performing team to propel our ideas forward.”
Nair’s recent work has focused on light management, as she has invested a disruptive engineered microparticle technology to create smart opacifying textile coatings including Kodak’s Kodalux Fabric Coating.
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