STEM Seminar: Eric A. Haupfear

Monday, September 11, 7 p.m.
9th and 10th Grade Commons

Eric’s 20-year career at Monsanto has focused on process technology, which can be defined as “the science of inventing, developing, operating, and improving processes for producing and manufacturing products.” He is a Senior Science Fellow and has multiple patents key to Monsanto’s businesses. He is currently Director for the Trait Delivery program in Monsanto’s biotechnology organization, where his team is responsible for the process technology for producing genetically-modified and gene-edited crops. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for developing process technology for products such as Roundup™ and other chemical and biological products important to Monsanto’s business. He also has process technology experience in other industrial sectors, including petrochemical production, polymer manufacturing, microelectronics material production and nuclear-fuel refining.

Eric has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University.

He and his wife Sharon have been married for 24 years. They live in Chesterfield and have three children who are current or former Westminster students: Samuel (’19), Chloe (’19), and Isabel (’16).