Dr John Grasmeder
Non-Executive Director, Materials Innovations Leadership Group Member
Dr John Grasmeder of Victrex has over 30 years’ experience in the global polymers and advanced materials industries. He has worked in R&D, application development, marketing and business leadership positions at ICI, BASF and a number of BASF, Hoechst and Shell joint ventures in the UK and in Germany. In 2005, John joined Victrex and following many years as Technical Director, he became Chief Scientist in 2016, focusing on developing the company’s science base across a rapidly expanding range of technology platforms, products and applications.
John is Chairman of the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry’s Industry Steering Group and a member of their Governing Board. He is also a Board Member of the Thermoplastics Composites Research Centre, an Advisory Board Member of the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub and on the British Standards Institution’s Committee for the Testing of Plastics.
John graduated with a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Southampton in the 1980’s. He is a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining and the Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is inventor and author of over 50 patents and literature publications.