Michael Pcolinski

Vice President, Innovation & Technology North America at BASF Corporation

Dr. Michael Pcolinski is Vice President of Innovation & Technology at BASF in North America.  His responsibilities include leading multiple research groups in polymer & materials science, white biotechnology, and analytical chemistry as well as supporting BASF through expanding innovation capabilities & innovation management.   He also serves as a primary liaison with universities, government laboratories and other external partners at all levels.

Dr. Pcolinski joined BASF in 1992 and has served the company in a variety of capacities and disciplines including research, strategic planning, sales & business management.  Most recently, he headed BASF’s Inorganic Chemicals North America business unit from 2008 -2012.  In 2010 he established BASF’s Inorganic Life Science Chemicals global business unit.

Dr. Pcolinski holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University (1986) and a doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy from The Ohio State University (1992).