Dr. Timothy Dunbar,

PhD | 3M

About Dr. Timothy Dunbar

Timothy Dunbar was born and educated through high school in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wheaton College (IL) with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1998. After completing a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship with Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM), he was hired into 3M’s Corporate Research Materials Lab in 2000.

Since 2007, he has worked as a product developer for 3M Oral Care Solutions, with major contributions to products such as Filtek™ Universal Restorative, Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative, Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative, Paradigm™ Nano Hybrid Universal Restorative, and Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Flowable Restorative. He has worked in the field of nanotechnology for over two decades and the field of color science for ten years.

Author of over fifteen publications and inventor of sixteen issued U.S. patents, Timothy resides in Woodbury, MN, with his wife and four children.

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