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164: Interview with Corporate Scientist, Joe Oxman Ph.D.

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Joe Oxman received his Ph.D. in organic photochemistry from Northwestern University (1983).  He has been employed by 3M for 38 years and is currently a Corporate Scientist. A developer of many dental and non-dental technologies and is considered a global expert in photocurable systems, nanotechnology, structural composites, hard tissue adhesives, glass ionomer materials, orthogonal smart-materials, bioactives and technologies to minimize polymerization shrinkage stress. He has 112 issued US patents, more than 100 publications/abstracts in peer reviewed journals and has been an invited global lecturer for more than 350 keynotes, presentations, and dental school curricula. He has received many international recognitions including induction into the prestigious 3M Carlton Society (2003), two American Chemical Society (ACS) Cooperative Research Awards (2007 and 2020), the University of Colorado Engineering & Applied Science Corporate Advocate Award (2007), the IADR Peyton Skinner Award for Innovation in Dental Materials (2013), ACS Industrial Polymer Science Award (2016) and induction as an ACS Polymer Fellow (2017). He was instrumental in co-establishing the NSF Cooperative Research Center on “Fundamentals Applications of Photopolymerization” (Universities of Iowa and Colorado). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the AADR, the MinnCResT External Review Board and previously served as the 3M Director of Research for University of Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics and as a coach and judge for the Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge.

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