Ronald Baney

Ronald Baney

Research Scientist, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhD, University of Wisconsin

Department of Materials Science and Engineering | Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Dr. Baney joined Dow Corning in 1959 and worked in various positions in the research of silicon containing materials. For most of his career, he focused on new venture activities for Dow Corning. He started a major ceramic effort at Dow Corning. He was also one of the key persons responsible for a new thrust by Dow Corning into dielectric materials. From 1992 until his retirement from Dow Corning at the end of 1996, he held the position of senior research scientist for Dow Corning’s Asian area. He was assistant research director at the Japan Research Center, Dow Corning Asia. In that position he initiated a global new research thrust into network silicone materials and held the title of global expertise center leader of rigid materials.

Dr. Baney was honored by being selected for the first Dow Corning industrial sabbatical leave at Cambridge University with professor E. Ebsworth in 1965-1966. He was also selected to fill the position at Nagoya University with professor S. Hirano as an honored visiting industrial scientist in 1985-1986. In that Position Dr. Baney gave a graduate course on Ceramics. In 1981 Dr. Baney received the Midland section American Chemical Society best paper award. As part of a polymer short course sponsored by the American Chemical Society, Dr. Baney was invited to deliver lectures on Preceramic Polymers.