Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Son of a native son






Frank L. Palmieri III has completed his graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin and recently was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree in chemical engineering. He the son of Frank L. and Jean C. Palmieri of Virginia Beach, and grandson of the late Frank L. and Theresa A. Palmieri of Hamden, and Henry A. and Catherine C. Krebser of Litchfield. The elder Palmieri was born in New Haven and reared in Hamden.
Frank III, shown cycling at right, studied, researched, and contributed to the field of nanotechnology in semiconductor imprint lithography for microchips. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's of science degree in chemical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and accepted a full doctoral fellowship to University of Texas in Austin, where he resided the past five years. Frank III has presented research papers at international conferences in Boston and San Jose, California, and has published work in professional journals.
As a member of the University of Texas Cycling Team, Frank III raced in the state, regional, and national competitions (Kansas-2007, Colorado-2008). He has continued his enjoyment of cycling in competitions and events during his two month (mid-May – July) tour of Italy and in Germany, where he has accepted a chemical engineering position for Fall 2008 at Photonik Zentrum Hessen, in Wetzlar.

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