2002 Past Chair
Stephanie T. Sullivan is the 2002 Women's Initiatives Committee Past Chair.  She is currently a Quality Operations Compliance Coordinator with Merck & Co., Inc.'s Manufacturing Division, supporting pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing.  Stephanie holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.  The mother of Brooke Elisabeth (born October 2000) and Breanna Lynn (born March 2002), she also helps her husband in her free time with his at-home business - a tennis club www.pinerocktennis.com.  She joined the AIChE WIC efforts in 1997, serving as 1998 WIC Visibility Subcommittee Chair, 1999 WIC Secretary, 2000 WIC Vice Chair and 2000 National Meeting WIC Inaugural Session Co-Chair, 2001 WIC Chair and Chair of WIC's technical sessions at the 2001 AIChE National Meeting.  At the 2001 National Meeting, her three-year appointment to the AIChE Societal Impact Operating Council was announced.

"Career" at-a-glance:
Quality Assurance Coordinator supporting manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets (Merck & Co., Inc., 2001-present)
Pharmaceutical Technical Operations Engineer/Scientist supporting manufacture of pharmaceutical tablets (Merck & Co., Inc., 1998-2001)
Production Engineer replacing/improving/maintaining equipment & piping systems as well as the process which granulates Diammonium Phosphate (react phosphoric acid & ammonia) Fertilizer in three plants (PCS Phosphate, Inc., 1997-1998)
Maintenance Engineer replacing/improving/maintaining equipment & piping systems for Phosphoric Acid (react sulphuric acid & phosphate rock) Plants (PCS Phosphate, Inc., 1996-1997).
Certificate of Graduate Study, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Fellow (Duke University, 1996)
M.S. Chemical Engineering with thesis under Dr. Christine Grant & Dr. Ruben Carbonell (North Carolina State University, 1996)
Fluid Systems Engineer designing hydraulic systems for a Saudi Aramco crude stabilizer unit (Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, 1992-1993)
Project Engineer replacing/improving/maintaining oil refinery process equipment/piping (oil company formerly known as Amoco, 1990-1992)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering with Honors (University of Notre Dame, 1990)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Notre Dame with Professor Patrick F. Dunn (Summer 1989)
Product Engineer Intern/Draftsperson of automobile ornamentation parts (3M Auld, Columbus, Ohio; Summer 1988)

Stephanie Tolstedt Sullivan
Merck & Co., Inc.
4633 Merck Rd.
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: (252) 246-6103
FAX (252) 246-6107
E-mail: stephanie_sullivan@merck.com