Dr. Lane has served in many positions in the American Chemical Society, including  “Director, Global Science and Technology Outreach and Senior Research Scientist, Dow Corning Corporation. Tom has over thirty-three years of research experience in the field of organosilicon chemistry. He received his undergraduate chemistry education at Purdue University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the Open University in England. Tom’s work has allowed him to make significant contributions to the field in the areas of interfacial science, scientific computing, and most recently in the biology and biotechnology of silicon. He holds academic positions in both the US and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and president-elect of the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific society in the world. Today, Tom’s primary focus is education and putting a human face to chemistry.” (ACS)

Dr. Lane is also an avid photographer, specializing in photography techniques from the 19th century.  He even has a private dark room in his home.