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Michael Pcolinski

Vice President Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF

Dr. Michael Pcolinski is Vice President Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF. His responsibilities include leading multiple research groups in polymer & materials science, white biotechnology, and analytical chemistry as well as supporting BASF through expanding innovation capabilities & innovation management. He also serves as a primary liaison with universities, government laboratories and other external partners at all levels.
Dr. Pcolinski joined BASF in 1992 and has served the company in a variety of capacities and disciplines including research, strategic planning, sales & business management. Most recently, he headed BASF’s Inorganic Chemicals North America business unit from 2008 -2012. In 2010 he established BASF’s Inorganic Life Science Chemicals global business unit.
Dr. Pcolinski holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University (1986) and a doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy from The Ohio State University (1992).

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