After completing his graduate studies in chemistry Frank Brown spent 31 years as a research scientist with Lilly Research Laboratories, a division of Eli Lilly and Co., Inc., where he served as a group leader and Research Advisor in the Chemical Process Research and Development Divisions of Lilly Research Laboratories. He was responsible for the chemical development of specific products through biotechnology, biotransformation, and chemical synthesis at locations within the U.S. and in several European locations. Frank was the recipient of various Lilly prestigious Award, which recognized the outstanding contributions to the success of Lilly Research Laboratories. Dr. Brown also taught many science related courses to Lilly manufacturing operations personnel, leading to a greater appreciation of their jobs—executing organic chemical reactions at full scale. During his time with Eli Lilly, Dr. Brown was a leader in promoting educational opportunities for students, and since his retirement, he has devoted his time in service to Purdue students. ( In this seminar Dr. Brown will mention the roles that industrial research plays in scientific advancement, and discuss important strategies for success industry careers with an emphasis on industry interships.