ALGANIX Collaborators

Dr. Suraj Sharma
Assistant Professor, from the UGA Department of Textiles, holds a B.S. and M.S. in Textiles Engineering, and a PhD in Material Science and Engineering. He has over six years of experience in industrial R&D. He has published scientific journal articles on biodegradable bioplastics made from animal co-products using a protein-based polymerization approach. Dr. Sharma’s research lab and facilities are fully equipped for bioplastic material property analysis and characterization.

Dr. Bo Shi
Bo Shi received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware and M.S. from Lehigh University. He finished his undergraduate education at Lanzhou Jiaotong University in China.

Bo Shi works in Corporate Research and Engineering at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah, Wisconsin.  His work is focused on the impact of polymeric materials in the environment.  He leads open innovation efforts on the utilization of non-wood alternative natural fibers and renewable and sustainable polymers for personal care product research and development. He is a pioneer exploring thermoplastic agricultural polymers, industrial spent materials and algae-based biomasses at Kimberly-Clark for use in novel film, fiber and injection molded parts.