Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Agilent Technolgies
Inducted in 2001
Dr. Darlene J.S. Solomon is Agilent chief technology officer and vice president of Agilent Laboratories. Dr. Solomon's responsibilities include developing the company's long-term technology strategy and overseeing the alignment of Agilent's objectives with its centralized research-and-development activities.
Dr. Solomon brings extensive experience in R&D and management to her current leadership role at Agilent Labs. She joined Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in 1984 as a member of the technical staff, subsequently holding a variety of research and management positions there, including R&D manager for the Chemical and Biological Systems Department. She joined Agilent Technologies when the company was formed in 1999. Prior to being named to her current post, Solomon held the dual role of director of the Life Sciences Technologies Laboratory within Agilent Labs, as well as senior director, research and development/technology, for Agilent's Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis business.
Dr. Solomon received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Stanford University, a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed Stanford University's Executive Development Program. With numerous patents and publications to her name, Solomon was inducted into the Women in Technology International's Hall of Fame in 2001, received the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award in 2004, and named to Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching in 2007.
Dr. Solomon serves on a number of scientific boards. She chairs R&D for California's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology (Chair of R&D) and serves on external advisory boards for the National Science Foundation Nanobiotechnology Center, A-STAR Board for Singapore Economic Development, University of California at Davis, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Joint Venture Technology Convergence Consortium, and Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC).