A.N. Sreeram

Dow Chemical


A.N. Sreeram is Sr. Vice President Research & Development and Chief Technology Officer for The Dow Chemical Company, where he focuses on accelerating new product and technology commercialization through strategic collaboration with Dow’s customers.
In his current role, Sreeram combines R&D effectiveness with market-focused discipline, while extending his positive influence to the entire company. Sreeram empowers those throughout Dow’s R&D organization to execute against an innovation pipeline that’s closely aligned to strategic growth areas, while also generating new solutions to global challenges.

Prior to assuming this role, Sreeram served as Vice President of R&D for Dow Advanced Materials, where he drove innovation across the organization’s portfolio. Under his leadership, Dow Advanced Materials launched highly successful products addressing global trends including energy, infrastructure and transportation, health, and consumerism.

Several of these products — including SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial technology for fabrics, EVOQUE™ pre-composite polymer for paints, and the low-energy FILMTEC™ ECO Reverse Osmosis Elements for water purification — have recently gained top industry accolades through the prestigious R&D 100 Awards program. In 2014, Dow as a whole earned five additional R&D 100 Awards for its breakthrough products.

Sreeram joined Dow in June 2006 as Vice President of Core R&D, where he sparked innovation in applying advanced materials to a number of key market segments, including automotive, infrastructure and health. He’s credited with driving the adoption of high-throughput technologies at Dow to significantly speed up the R&D process while lowering costs and dramatically increasing the probability of product success. The resulting R&D transformation has given Dow a distinct market advantage by allowing the company to more quickly develop products that address in-demand customer needs.

Prior to joining Dow, Sreeram served as the Global Technology Director and Chief Technology Officer for DuPont Electronic Technologies. He also previously served as Vice President of Worldwide Technology for Cookson Electronics and led the Electronic and Flat Display Program for Sarnoff Corporation.

Sreeram, who holds more than 20 U.S.-issued patents, earned his doctorate degree from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his master’s degree in Glass Science from Alfred University in New York. He is also a graduate of the ceramics engineering program from the Indian Institute of Technology – BHU in Varanasi, India.
Sreeram serves on the Advisory Board for the University of California (Berkeley) College of Engineering and on the Dow Corning Board of Directors as a member of the Dow Corning Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Source : Dow

Professional Details

Designation CTO and SVP R&D
Company Dow Chemical
Previous Company DuPont Electronic Technologies | Cookson Electronics | Sarnoff Corporation
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Phd, Materials Science & Engineering) | Alfred University (Master’s in Glass Science) | Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (Ceramics Engineering)
Country United States of America