I am a passionate individual for science and application-oriented research as well as early development (concept to prototype). I have high competency in the areas of (polymer based/related) biomaterials and their applications. Some of my expertise includes the design, synthesis, and characterization of new materials from renewable or petroleum-based sources. My work experience for the last 12 years has revolved around application-oriented product/materials development with a focus on method design, processing, and the study of structure-property relationships in synthetic and natural polymeric materials. I am highly interested in interacting with other technical fields where polymer chemistry and materials science can be applied in creative and unusual ways.