Inducted in 2001
Dr. Darlene Solomon is Agilent’s chief technology officer and vice president of Agilent Laboratories. Darlene’s responsibilities include developing the company’s long-term technology strategy and overseeing the alignment of Agilent’s objectives with its centralized R&D activities.
Darlene brings extensive experience in research, development, and management to her current leadership role at Agilent Labs. She joined Agilent Technologies when the company was formed in 1999.
Darlene held the dual role of director of the life sciences technologies laboratory within Agilent Labs and senior director of research and development/technology for Agilent’s Life sciences and chemical analysis business.
She joined Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in 1984 as a member of the technical staff, subsequently holding a variety of research and management positions there, including R&D manager for the chemical and biological systems department.
Darlene also serves on many academic, scientific, and government advisory boards.
She chairs R&D for California’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology (chair of R&D). She serves on external advisory boards for the National Science Foundation’s Nanobiotechnology Center; the University of California at Davis, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering; Stanford University Interdisciplinary Biosciences Advisory Council, Joint Venture Technology Convergence Consortium, and Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium.
Darlene received the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award in 2004 and was named to Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching in 2007.
In 2008, she was named one of Corporate Board Member’s 50 Top Women in Technology, and in 2017, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.