The Department of Chemistry Leadership Board was established in the Spring of 2011 to provide guidance and support for the Department’s continual drive for excellence. The Board, made up of business, academic, and community leaders, adopted the mission statement: “To offer leadership and guidance, to provide financial strength, and to achieve national acclaim as a top 10 Department of Chemistry.”
Eugene L. Inman Ph.D.Vice President Lilly Research LaboratoriesAnalytical Sciences Research and Development
Eugene L. Inman, Ph.D., is the vice president of Analytical Sciences Research and Development at Eli Lilly and Company, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. Gene joined Lilly in 1982. He is a trained analytical chemist with six years of industrial experience as a pharmaceutical development analytical chemist, fourteen years as a technical manager, and nine years as an R&D executive. As a manager, he has been responsible for groups of 40 to 700 scientists with expertise in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, organic chemistry, formulations development, biochemistry, clinical trial materials preparation, and project management. His personal passions include Quality by Design, knowledge management, product quality control strategies, global registration documents, leadership development, laboratory quality systems, and pharmaceutical product quality.
Gene graduated from Grace College (Winona Lake, IN) in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics and received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1982 from the University of Florida under the mentorship of Professor James D. Winefordner.