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In many instances, there are those who stand out due to their commitment to excellence and drive to exemplify the qualities of their professions. On rare occasion, a professional will rise further among the elite. In respect of the sheer dedication, commitment, and perseverance it takes to reach such heights, the Exclusive Registry Network recognizes Dr. Edith M. Flanigen as their Top Female Professional of the Decade.

After obtaining her M.S in inorganic physical chemistry in 1952, Dr. Flanigen would join the staff at Union Carbide identifying, purifying, and extracting different silicone polymers. She quickly moved from that postion into a group working on molecular sieves. In 1973, Dr. Flanigen would become the first woman at Union Carbide to be a corporate research fellow, becoming a senior corporate research fellow in 1986. During her tenure with Union Carbine, Dr. Flanigen invented over 200 different substances, most notably zeolite Y, a molecular sieve that refined petroleum, and a form of emerald used mainly in masers and, for a period, in jewelry. She has been recognized by the field on multiple occasions, including the Chemical Pioneer Award from the American Institute, induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and being the first female recipient of the Perkin Medal. Dr. Flanigen was also honored by President Barack Obama in 2012 when she was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

The Exclusive Registry Network is pleased to present Dr. Edith M. Flanigen with the honor of being their Top Female Professional of the Decade

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