University Convocation 2012

The Trustees and Faculty of New Jersey Institute of Technology are pleased to announce the

University Convocation

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility, 3 pm

The Keynote Address given by

Sean G. Duffy ’95
Project Engineer-Corporate Engineering Services
FMC Corporation
Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors

Award Recipients


Sean Duffy graduated from NJIT with a BSME in 1995 that included a minor in communication arts. While an undergraduate he completed three internships: the first at Ashland Chemicals (formerly Aqualon in Parlin, New Jersey), the second at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore in Morristown, New Jersey) and the last as a part of the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) on campus. He graduated from the first class of the Albert Dorman Honors College and his involvement in other activities on campus included Theta Chi Fraternity (president and treasurer), Student Senate, crosscountry and Tau Beta Pi.

Sean’s initial position was as a production engineer with Union Carbide Corporation in Bound Brook, New Jersey. He was promoted to a process research and development position in 1996, and then left Union Carbide for Stepan Company in 2001 to pursue management opportunities. Sean returned to a technical career track in 2004 as a project engineer with Bostik, Inc. In 2008 he joined the Corporate Engineering Services department of FMC Corporation as a senior project engineer, where he continues to work on international capital improvement projects.

Sean started his part-time pursuit of a chemical engineering master's degree at NJIT in 1999 and completed this program at Rutgers University in 2004. He also earned his master’s in business administration from Rutgers in 2006 with specializations in strategic management and international business.

Sean met his wife, Karen, on campus at NJIT and they married in 1997. They have four children: Brendan (11), Colleen (8), Liam (6) and Ryan (4)) and live in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Parlin, New Jersey (where his parents still live) and has one sister living with her family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.