Eugene P. Goldberg Lectureship Series Fund

Fund Purpose
GA: support the Goldberg Lectureship Series in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and may be used to pay for honoraria, publicity, events and receptions, and the expenses of a member of the faculty, visiting professor, or lecturer from industry or another institution or organization to present a lecture or series of lectures on campus, with a preference in biomaterials for polymeric materials.

This Lecture Series was created to honor the enduring legacy of Dr. Eugene Goldberg and the lasting impact he had on his students at the University of Florida. The fund will invite top industry leaders, visiting professors, scholars, and lectures to teach students.

Before joining the University of Florida, Dr. Goldberg was hired as a research chemist at General Electric Chemical Division in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he discovered and, as co-inventor, developed a new class of high impact, thermally stable aromatic polycarbonates, namely Lexan. In 1966, he was hired by Xerox Research as the Director for the Chemistry Research Laboratory, where he pushed the boundaries of electrochemistry, biochemistry, and the biomedical sciences. In 1975, Dr. Goldberg left Xerox to become a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida’s Department of Chemistry. He later gained additional faculty appointments in the Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 1985, and Biomedical Engineering 2001. He graduated 29 Ph.D. and 24 MS students and was a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE) and Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). Dr. Goldberg was the Genzyme Professor and Director of the Biomaterials Center in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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