The Doan Fellowship was created to honor the memory of Herbert D. “Ted” Doan with gifts from family, friends, and colleagues. The income from the investment of the combined gifts supports short-term fellowships on the history of chemical industries or chemical engineering.
Doan (1922–2006), grandson of Herbert H. Dow, was president and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company from 1962 to 1971. He served on the Dow and Dow Corning boards of directors and in 1973 founded Doan Associates, the second venture capital company in Michigan. Doan was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and Sigma XI. He held the positions of president and chairman of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation from 1996 until his death in 2006.
Doan Fellowships are available to scholars doing research on topics related to chemical engineering and industry with the collections at the Institute.