B.S. (Chemical Engineering)
University of Rochester, 1982
M.S. (Chemical Engineering)
Northeastern University, 1985
Jan Vanselow joins Northeastern University as a Cooperative Education Faculty Coordinator for Chemical Engineering within the College of Engineering. She has 25 years of industrial experience as a Chemical Engineer with most of that experience in product development of adhesive tape products.
After Jan received her MS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, she worked at the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory in the Polymer Research Division in Watertown, MA. During her tenure she published a paper in the Polymer Engineering and Science journal on the properties of PEEK (polyetheretherketone).
Later, Jan joined the Kendall Company in Lexington, MA where she worked for over 20 years. The ownership of the research facility changed several times throughout the years, but, some of her products are still recognizable. She designed and commercialized the first finger bandage for sensitive skin. This was marketed under the CURAD® name. Also, she developed the J&J retail tape product, Secure-ComfortTM, which includes the use of an ultrasonic process for which she holds a patent.