Steven R. Aubuchon, Ph.D. 1994

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

1994 Ph.D., Chemistry

How has being a Chemistry graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Having a Duke degree has always been a benefit to me, both from the excellent education as well as the brand recognition."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Chemistry programs? 

"Stay open to non-traditional career paths. I have spent most of my career in sales/marketing/product management roles for scientific products. I appreciate the opportunity to leverage my technical background and know-how, in a more customer-facing role. I am currently a Market Development Lead for Gore's products, which relies heavily on chemistry and materials knowledge while allowing me to interface with a variety of stakeholders, not always scientific."

Steven R. Aubuchon