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A. Clifton Lilly, Jr.

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Lilly retired as the vice president of technology assessment after 38 years with Philip Morris USA. During that time he guided and directed research in a variety of areas including thin films, high speed vision systems, and the application of lasers for high-speed paper perforation. 

His name appears on more than 50 patents for technologies ranging from inkjet printer heads to a method and apparatus for medical diagnosis. 

Lilly was active on the Dean’s Roundtable, and the Department of Physics Advisory Board. In addition to the physics department, he also supported the college’s Institute for Advanced Study.