Dr. Patrick Zimmerman

3M Division Scientist
Global Automotive and Aerospace Solutions Division
Patrick brings a unique expertise and background that spans across automotive, adhesives, aerospace, and beyond. He has a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills and is known as a mentor to those he works with.

Meet Dr. Zimmerman. As a division scientist in the Global Automotive and Aerospace Solutions Division, Patrick brings over 37 years of experience in technical/project management and application engineering to the automotive, adhesives, and aerospace businesses at 3M. His tenure also expands into aircraft interior manufacturing and material needs including cabin fire safety. Currently, Patrick is focused on building a strong understanding of elements in automation and end-effectors in the application of adhesive tapes and films.

Patrick has served as a leader across various projects, including lab management, customer interactions, regulatory body interactions, cross functional leadership, and product and application development. He’s also led several 3M technology steering committees, chaired 3M Tech Forum chapters, provided mentoring to new and existing employees, and participated in 3M’s Visiting Wizards program.

Patrick earned his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marquette University.