Technical Leadership

Kethinni Chittibabu

Vice President, Performance Materials R&D

After over 25 years of experience in polymer and materials science research and development, Dr. Kethinni Chittibabu joined WBI in the spring of 2016 as the Vice President of Performance Materials R&D. In addition to his extensive experience leading cutting-edge research teams and guiding the transition of novel products from the lab to manufacturing, Dr. Chittibabu has secured over $2.5M in research grants, has 15 issued patents, and 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Chittibabu brings his advanced technical leadership skills and expertise in polymer and materials science to the materials team at WBI.


Why Green Chemistry?

I personally believe in the four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover. I have spent over 15 years on renewable energy research and it is a pleasure to now work for a company that provides me with the opportunity to think about ways to reduce the chemical waste normally generated by the chemical industry.


Outside the lab…

I read, watch movies, and occasionally play a game of bridge.

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