Lavoisier Medal: Honoring Achievements Toward More &
|2010 Lavoisier Medal winner Robert Segebart with Doug Muzyka, senior vice president and chief science & technology officer; Ellen Kullman, DuPont Chair & CEO; and Tom Connelly, executive vice president & chief innovation officer.|
Robert has been one of the most successful corn breeders in the history of Pioneer corn development for the past 34 years. He also has been an advisor and mentor to numerous Pioneer breeders, helping develop their careers as successful breeders across the Pioneer breeding community. He has been granted 17 patents for maize inbreds and hybrids, and is a co-inventor for three others. His parent lines have been used extensively in commercial products across all mid-maturity zones of maize production in North America and in Europe, and as population sources in development of inbreds in major maize producing regions of South America.
“Bob Segebart is a role model known for rigorous application of scientific principles, selfless mentoring and remarkable intuition,” said Doug Muzyka senior vice president and chief science & technology officer. “Bob has advanced the underlying science of plant breeding to enhance the global maize germplasm pool substantially. Through his long and successful career, Bob's efforts in corn breeding have impacted countless agricultural producers, agricultural scientists and populations around the world.”