Florian Schattenmann

Florian Schattenmann is theglobal R&D director for Core R&D at The Dow Chemical Company.  Florian joined Dow in 2010 as R&D director for Polyurethanes, Systems & Automotive Solutions. From 2008 to 2010, he was vice president and Chief Technology Officer at SulphCo. He was the technology director for GE-Bayer Silicones (now Momentive Performance Materials) and Technology Leader for the Global Silicone Elastomers Business between 2006 and 2008. Florian began his career at GE in the Global Research Center, rising to become Laboratory Manager. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, holds 7 U. S. patents and has numerous publications. He received a Diplom Chemiker degree from Germany where he worked with W.A. Hermann on geometry constraint Ziegler-Natta catalysts. This led him to work with Nobel laureate Richard Schrock studying polyenes by cyclopolymerization using molybdenum alkylidene bis(carboxylate) initiators and Ziegler-Natta catalysis using zirconium diamido complexes. He obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT in 1997. He joined GE in 1998 and applied his expertise in inorganic synthesis to technologies ranging from production of silicone polymers to electronic materials.