J. Robert Lovett, Ph.D., is the Founding Chairman of the Da Vinci Science Center and has been a Trustee since Sept. 1997.
Lovett led a group of influential community members who helped the Center become an independent nonprofit organization in 1999 and served as its Chairman from 1999-2001. Lovett also was instrumental in forming the 2004 merger between the Discovery Center of Science and Technology and Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc. (LDVHI) to form the current incarnation of the Da Vinci Science Center.
Lovett also is a founding member of the Da Vinci Science Center’s Leonardo Society of donors, and a long-time member of its Advancement Committee.
Most Recent Affiliation: Executive Vice President (Retired), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Previous Affiliations: Vice President, Research, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; President, Air Products, Europe; Vice President, Chemicals, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Executive Vice President, Gases, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Additional Community Service: Former Trustee, Ursinus College; Board Member, The Baum School of Art; Board Member, Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley; Board Member, Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority; Former Trustee, Cedar Crest College
Honors: Da Vinci Science Center 2005 Spirit of Verrocchio Mentorship Award
Education: Bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College; and master’s degree and doctorate degree from the University of Delaware