Eleanor Small Named Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year

Eleanor Small
Dr. Eleanor Small

The Young Engineer of the Year Award annually recognizes an outstanding engineer 35 years of age or under who has demonstrated leadership and made a recognized contribution to the engineering profession, as well as contribution and participation in charitable, civic, and technical affairs.

Eleanor Small, 2012 CBE PhD graduate, was awarded the 2019 Delaware Valley Young Engineer Award and was presented this award at the 2019 Delaware Valley Engineers Week.

Ellie is a Principal Scientist with Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., with the firm’s Consumer Wound Care Product Development, supporting J&J’s iconic brands with a $500-million-dollar portfolio. She is a global technical lead responsible for development, claims support, scale up, and launch of new products. She also leads one of the department’s early stage research platforms focusing on infection prevention. She leads global cross functional teams responsible for product creation, guiding marketing concepts, designing and executing in vitro, clinical, and consumer studies, as well as managing design controls for class 1 and class 2 medical devices. She started her career at the firm six years ago as a post-doctoral scientist supporting new product development, and was responsible for the formulation, claims support, and global launch of its first peroxide-free whitening mouthwash.

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Mr. John Peirce and Dr. Eleanor Small, the 2019 Delaware Valley Engineer and Young Engineer of the Year are both Drexel alumni

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