Michael J. Pcolinski

Vice President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research
BASF, North America
Michael Pcolinski is Vice President of Advanced Materials & Systems Research at BASF in North America. His responsibilities include leading multiple research groups in polymer and mateials science, modeling and formulation and analytical chemistry as well as supporting BASF through expanding innovation capabilities and innovation management. He also serves as a primary liaison with universities, government laboratories and other externl partners at all levels. Dr. Pcolinski joined BASF in 1992 and has served the company in a variety of capacities and disciplines including research, strategic planning, sales and business management. Most recently, he led the Office of Innovation & Technology for BASF North America focusing on assisting business units in further developing and leveraging their innovation capabilities for growth. He is an executive sponsor for BASF’s Journey to Innovation Excellence and serves on the NA Research Executive Team. Dr Pcolinski earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1986 and his doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy from the Ohio State University in 1992.