Stephen F. (Steve) Hahn is from Midland, MI and earned his BS in Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 1982 and an MS in Chemistry from Central Michigan University in 1990. Steve joined The Dow Chemical Company in 1982 and has worked in a variety of research and new business development functions since that time. He currently heads Dow’s Ventures and Business Development group in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. He holds 41 issued U.S. patents and numerous international patents, and has authored 40 publications in refereed journals and 6 chapters in scientific reference books.
Steve was named Dow Inventor of the Year in 1990 and 1996, delivered the Distinguished Alumni Lecture at Michigan Tech in 1996 and 2003, and received the Dow Excellence In Science Award in 1999. He was a Visiting Professor of Chemistry and IPrime Scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2002. He received the American Chemical Society Cooperative Research Award in 2008 and the Council for Chemical Research Collaboration Award in 2010. Steve has represented Dow on several advisory boards including those at the University of Connecticut Institute for Materials Science and at Michigan Tech. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Global Social Venturing Competition at the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley and the Innovation Grant Committee at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
From 2014 Induction to the College of Sciences and Arts Academy