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Eugene P. Goldberg Lecture Series Fund

Fund: Eugene P. Goldberg Lecture Series Fund


This lecture series was founded in 2019 to honor the enduring legacy of Eugene Goldberg, Ph.D., and the lasting impact he had on his students at the University of Florida. The fund provides support to bring top industry leaders, visiting professors and scholars to deliver a lecture/lectures, engage with our students and faculty and participate in other activities during their visit.

Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Goldberg was hired as a research chemist at General Electric Chemical Division in Pittsfield, Massachusetts where he discovered and, as co-inventor, developed a new class of high impact, thermally stable aromatic polycarbonates, namely Lexan. In 1966, he was hired by Xerox Research as the Director for the Chemistry Research Laboratory where he pushed the boundaries of electro-chemistry, biochemistry and the biomedical sciences.

In 1975, Dr. Goldberg left Xerox to become a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Adjunct Professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Chemistry. He later gained additional faculty appointments in the Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 1985, and Biomedical Engineering in 2001. He graduated 29 Ph.D. and 24 M.S. students and was a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE) and Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). Dr. Goldberg was the Genzyme Professor and Director of the Biomaterials Center in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He passed away on February 15, 2019.