Katherine Ulman retired from Dow Corning Corporation, now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, after more than 40 years of employment. While at Dow Corning, she held positions as a global regulatory compliance manager for their Healthcare business as well as regulatory manager of the Dow Corning Healthcare Industries Materials Site. In addition to her regulatory role, she was an associate scientist at Dow Corning where she worked in the development and characterization of pharmaceutical excipient and medical device raw materials/components.
Much of her early career was dedicated to the synthesis of novel silicone monomers and polymers/copolymers. Ulman has been a member of the ACS, AAPS, and CRS. She is currently an active member and vice chair of the Regulatory Committee for IPEC-Americas as well as a support staff member. She has published and presented several papers in her field, developed and taught a college course in Organosilicone Polymer Chemistry and Technology through SDSM&T, and taught international courses on silicones for pharmaceutical/biomedical applications and medical adhesives through Technomic Publishing Co.
Ulman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1976.