Sharon Feng, Ph.D.
Dr. Feng has served as Head, Industrial and Packing Coatings Research & Development of PPG Industries, Inc., a public company and a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials, since June 2018. In addition, Dr. Feng has served as the Chief Executive Officer of ImmunArtes LLC, a biotech startup company, since November 2017. From September 2012 to June 2018, Dr. Feng held the positions of Executive Director and subsequently the Senior Associate Dean for Budget and Strategy of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, an interdisciplinary research institute and academic unit of a private research university.
Dr. Feng holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, which has provided her with a technical background and a strong expertise in the specialty chemicals industry. Dr. Feng’s technical and industry experience, her experience in risk management and regulatory compliance, and her knowledge of environmental risks and best practices, developed through her leadership positions with PPG Industries, Inc., Bayer MaterialScience LLC and Lanxess Corporation, provide an invaluable perspective to the board’s discussions. In addition, her insights into international business development, particularly in Asian markets, contribute to the board’s consideration of operations in that region.