Mark J. Cardillo

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Mark J. Cardillo to the position of Executive Director of the Foundation, effective March 4, 2003.

"The Board of Directors of the Foundation has identified an exceptionally accomplished scientist to assist us in creating new opportunities to advance the chemical sciences," said Foundation President Dorothy Dinsmoor. "We believe the opportunities for talented and dedicated people in the fields of chemistry have never been greater. The Board is looking forward to a close association with Dr. Cardillo to shape new initiatives on behalf of chemistry and to strengthen our current activities."

Dr. Cardillo received his bachelor of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1970. He was a Research Associate at Brown University, a CNR Research Scientist at the University of Genoa, and a PRF Research Fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1975, Dr. Cardillo joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Surface Physics Department. He was appointed Head of the Chemical Physics Research Department in 1981 and subsequently named Head of the Photonics Materials Research Department. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Broad Band Access Research.

Dr. Cardillo is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the Phillips Lecturer at Haverford College and a Langmuir Lecturer of the American Chemical Society. He received the Medard Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society in 1987, the Innovations in Real Materials Award in 1998, and the Pel Associates Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry in 2000.