Dr. Irving earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1987. She was awarded an NSF graduate fellowship to continue her studies in heterogeneous catalysis, attending both Purdue University and the Schuit Institute of Catalysis at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Dr. Irving received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1992. She joined the Kodak Research Laboratories at the Eastman Kodak Company in 1992, focusing on development of high speed photographic and photothermographic systems and materials. For the past 7 years, Dr. Irving developed fabrication methods and materials suitable for electronic device fabrication. Dr. Irving has expertise in the areas of catalyst design and characterization, microfabrication, device design, and nanoparticle technology. She is an inventor in 46 issued US Patents and 15 pending patent applications in the areas of printable electronics, patterning and deposition technologies, and imaging materials.