RPCN member Michel (Mike) Frantz Molaire
of Penfield is among about 100 African Americans recognized in a permanent exhibition that opened November 10 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. “Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology” highlights trailblazers, contemporaries, and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The 125,000-square-foot museum – the largest black history museum in the world – is named for founder Charles H. Wright, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist.
Molaire retired in 2010 after 37 years with Eastman Kodak in materials and formulation research and development. He holds 58 U.S. patents and about 120 foreign patents. His consulting firm, Molaire Consulting LLC, helps clients develop materials, coatings, processes, and formulations for high-tech applications, including polymer coating development, nano materials, pigment dispersions, and dip coat processes. He is also a professional photographer at houseKALLfotography.
Molaire's professional and community involvement has included serving as president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (1984-86) and as a member of the Kids on Track Committee of the United Way of Rochester (1997-2006). For more, see Mike's RPCN profile