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Bridgette R. B. Shannon, Ph.D.

Bridgette R. B. Shannon, Ph.D.

Bridgette R. B. Shannon, Ph.D.

When Bridgette Shannon was in high school, upperclassmen advised her, "Whatever you do, don't take chemistry." She ignored them. "It was a breeze -- mixing things together, creating different compounds," she says. In Corning's environmental- technologies division, she helped develop a honeycomb material that nests in a car's catalytic converter; the honeycomb is coated with a thin layer of precious metal that neutralizes toxic exhaust compounds. "Every time I see a vehicle," she says, "I'm looking at the pipes and seeing what's coming out."