Research and Development Chemist
Julie is a highly valued, integral part of Biosynthetic Technologies R&D Team bringing 20 years of chemistry research experience. Julie earned a B.S. in Chemistry with a focus in Environmental Biology.
Beginning her career at Reilly Industries, she worked in exploratory research and development of pyridine-based derivatives. Following, she joined Great Lakes Chemical for 13 years as the lead researcher on various projects that were piloted and commercially developed as flame retardants for thermoplastic resins and thermoset foams. In 2014, Julie was recruited by The Heritage Group and began working with Calumet Chemical on developing new transformer oils, improving cold flow properties of B100, and researching new technology for supply chain issues as well as working with other THG groups on organic synthesis processes prior to joining Biosynthetic Technologies in 2018. Julie is a 25+ year member of the American Chemical Society where she has been designing and editing the ACS newsletter since 2014 and is also a contributing writer. With a desire to stimulate young minds in the fields of STEM, she has assisted with many Children’s Science Camps and Festivals over the years. With her husband Craig, Julie lives in Fountain Square where they enjoy spending time with friends at local music venues and restaurants, walking and biking the Cultural Trail, and working to improve their local community.