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DU PONT NAMES JACOBSON FIRST 'DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST'

 DU PONT NAMES JACOBSON FIRST 'DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST'
 WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Du Pont (NYSE: DD) today


bestowed the new honor of Distinguished Scientist on Howard W. "Jake" Jacobson to mark the impact of his technical achievements on the company's businesses and his influence on other technical professionals.
 "This new title is a crowning achievement to a career which named Jake as a Du Pont Fellow in 1989 and, earlier this year, the Du Pont Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievement," said Alexander MacLachlan, senior vice president for research and development.
 Jacobson, a scientist at Du Pont Chemicals' Jackson Laboratory at the Chambers Works site in Deepwater, N.J., was selected for the honor by the Du Pont Technology Council which is comprised of the company's R&D senior leadership.
 His expertise in fine particle synthesis and the coating of fine particles has contributed to businesses such as titantium dioxide as well as fields as diverse as fiber spinning, polymer processing, advanced ceramics, catalysis, chromatographic packing, brine electrolysis and superconductivity.
 The promotion to Distinguished Scientist notes an individual's contributions that span more than one business sector. Jacobson's work has benefited Du Pont Chemicals, Fibers, Polymers, Electronics, Medical Products and Central Research & Development, said C. Edward Lorenz, research vice president of Chemicals.
 Born on a North Dakota farm during the Depression, Jacobson joined the Navy shortly after graduating from high school and spent three years at sea on antisubmarine duty during World War II. Returning home, he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of North Dakota and a Ph.D. in physical/inorganic chemistry from Penn State University.
 He joined Du Pont as a research chemist in 1955, was promoted to research fellow in 1985 and Du Pont Fellow in 1989. He holds 31 U.S. patents, plus two allowed patents awaiting issue and six pending patent applications.
 Jacobson and his wife live in Wilmington.
 MacLachlan said other Du Pont Fellows may be elevated to the rank of Distinguished Scientist from time to time.
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