Karin Ezbiansky Pavese Director of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Program The New York Academy of Sciences
Karin Ezbiansky Pavese, Ph.D. joined The New York Academy of Sciences in January 2006 and is the Director of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Program at The New York Academy of Sciences. In this role, she has been responsible for spearheading the development of a brand new initiative in these scientific fields.
She received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. As a graduate student, she investigated a new route to spin-on-dielectric films for potential use in the microelectronics industry and also studied the synthesis and mechanism of functionalized arylsilanes via catalytic coupling.
Subsequently, she joined the General Electric Company as part of a two-year Technical Leadership Program. There, Dr. Pavese led product and process development while completing management training.
Upon graduation from General Electric's management program she assumed a leadership role as a Six Sigma Black Belt directing research projects in the area of nano- particle filled coatings where her most recent focus was on optical media. She played a major technical role in the launch of a limited play DVD product named ez-D (FlexPlay Technologies).
Dr. Pavese left General Electric in 2004 to become a Congressional Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Materials Research Society (MRS). Selected by U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (CT), she played a key role in developing a landmark piece of legislation addressing American competitiveness and innovation in science and technology.
Dr. Pavese is the author of 7 peer-reviewed publications, 5 patents, 4 General Electric's proprietary technical reports, 2 opinion editorials, and 10 conference presentations.