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Geoff Coates
Scientific Chair & Co-Founder

Geoff is the Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. He leads the Coates Research Group whose focus is the development of new synthetic strategies for producing polymers of defined structure. Geoff is the scientific cofounder of Novomer and Ecolectro. He received a B.A. in Chemistry from Wabash College, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University, and performed a post-doctorate at the California Institute of Technology.  Geoff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors.

Katherine Playfair
Chief Executive Officer

Katherine is leading Intermix in their mission to revolutionize plastics recycling. Prior to Intermix, she worked at McKinsey and Company across their Advanced Analytics and Sustainability practices. While there, she played a pivotal role in guiding heavy industries toward the realization of ambitious decarbonization targets. Katherine received an M.B.A. from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and an M.S. from Stanford's Doerr School of Sustainability. She earned her B.A. from Harvard College where she studied Applied Mathematics.

Ting-Wei Lin
Principal Investigator

Ting-Wei is a postdoc in the Coates Group at Cornell University. His research focuses on block copolymer synthesis for improved properties. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from National Taiwan University and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Cornell. He is responsible for carrying out the R&D work for Intermix.

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