Dr. José Méndez-Andino Recalibrates R&D at Owens Corning
BY SARA DEETER
Dr. José Méndez-Andino leads research and development at Owens Corning, but he’s not just there to make better fiberglass composites, insulation, and roofing products. Of course, driving innovation for a leading global building and industrial materials manufacturer is a key part of his job, but the veteran leader is also on a mission to create a more sustainable society.
It’s an ambitious mission, but one for which Méndez-Andino is uniquely qualified. After a friend’s winning high school science fair project inspired him to follow his passion for science and engineering, he earned a degree in industrial chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico. Méndez-Andino then came to the US mainland, where he completed a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry at the Ohio State University and postdoctoral studies in natural product synthesis at the University of Pennsylvania.
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