Personal Profile

Randy Cortright has broad and unique experience in the research and development of renewable chemical technologies in both academia and industry, entrepreneurship, fundraising, partnership development, and strategy.

Professional Experience

Senior Research Advisor, NREL (2018–present)

Consultant (2016–2018)

Founder/Chief Technology Officer/Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, Virent, Inc. (2002–2016)

Teaching Assistant/Assistant Scientist/Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1987–2002)

Process Engineering Coordinator, UOP Inc. (1986–1987)

Process Technical Service Engineer/Development Engineer, UOP Inc. (1977–1983)  

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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