Dow's Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) brings a diverse outside-in perspective on science, engineering, and innovation to assure Dow retains its leadership positions and expands its competitive advantage in the materials science industry.
The Council was formed in 2021 and is expected to provide perspectives and inputs that may have tactical and strategic influence on Dow's approach to innovation. The council will be composed of thought leaders from academia and chaired by Dr. A. N. Sreeram, CTO and senior vice president of Dow.
Members will not represent any particular organization but bring their expertise and awareness to share with senior Dow managers and the Dow leadership team.
STAC meetings will take place over one to two days with nominally four such meetings per year, addressing topics that have been suggested by Dow and the Council members. The format includes innovation platform overviews, technology roadmap exploration, capability development, discussion of practical applications, and sharing of information on emerging materials and technology trends and challenges.
The STAC is a great forum for Dow's business management and independent external thought leaders to reflect on a broad range of innovation challenges and opportunities. Council members provide informed feedback and technical insights that complement those provided by Dow’s internal technical staff. Furthermore, the engagement of the Council with Dow’s technical staff will yield powerful collective inquiry and thought that will broadly accelerate research and advance solutions to some of the most difficult yet potentially rewarding technical challenges.
The following world-renowned academics will comprise Dow’s Science and Technology Advisory Council.
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Dean, College of Science and Engineering
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alexander and I. Michael Kasser (1960) Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Distinguished Professor, Alan and Ruth Heeger Professor of
Interdisciplinary Studies, Clarke Professor
Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Catherine J. Murphy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Larry R. Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Head
Department of Chemistry
Jonas C. Peters
Bren Professor of Chemistry
Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
The Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry