Andy Myers, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrew Myers is the Executive Director of both the Kansas Polymer Research Center and the Business and Technology Institute. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, he received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry degree from Purdue University in 1990. Master’s and doctoral degrees (also in chemistry) followed from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. He was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Myers’ industrial experience includes both large (Union Carbide) and small (TDA Research) research companies. Immediately before joining Pittsburg State University, he spent over ten years as a Sr. Chemist and Primary Investigator at TDA Research, a chemistry and engineering research company outside Denver, CO. At TDA, he managed a nanocomposite materials research program by securing federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. He has been recognized by EPA and NASA for his SBIR work, and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. He has published ten technical papers, one book chapter, and holds three patents. Special interests include nanotechnology, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, smart materials, and technology transfer. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, was a past councilor and alternate councilor for the Colorado ACS local section, and belongs to the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS).