Tie Lan, PhD – Head of R&D Tie serves as Head of R&D for public health in Vestergaard. He has extensive experience and expertise in coating formulation and plastic processing, in nearly 25 years in the relevant fields. He is an innovator with 38 granted US patents and numerous international patents. He also possesses intellectual property execution and management capability. Prior to joining Vestergaard in 2016, he served as technical director and general manager at Nanocor, Inc., a specialty nanoclay based plastic additive manufacturer and technology development company within Minerals Technology Inc. He earned his PhD, in chemistry from Michigan State University under Prof. Pinnavaia. Tie is a fellow of the Society of Plastic Engineer (SPE) and also serves as a board of director in SPE’s Polymer Modifier and Additive division from 2015.