Katrina Knauer

Research Activity per Year


Personal Profile

Kat Knauer is a polymer scientist who has dedicated her scientific career to solving the plastic waste problem. She has a Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed the BASF Ph.D. Leadership Development Program in 2018 before taking a senior scientist role in BASF’s Plastics Division. Her research efforts focused on advanced recycling technologies which ultimately led her to leading Materials Innovation R&D at Novoloop, a chemical recycling startup. Recently, Knauer joined NREL as the chief technology officer of the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics our of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium, where she is developing sustainable technologies to chemically upcycle today’s existing plastic waste streams and develop new plastics for the future that are recyclable by design.

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Florida State University

PhD, Polymer Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi


Dive into the research topics where Katrina Knauer is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and Top Research Areas From the Past 5 Years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or