Dr. Karsten Keller is Director Technology Innovation & Improvement Management at Nitto Denko Avecia Inc. He is responsible for new technology introduction and continuous improvements in Avecia’s oligonucleotide production leading a global team for step changes in the oligonucleotides manufacturing.
Previously, Karsten spent 19 years with DuPont in the Corporate Science & Innovation department and was responsible for open innovation and university relations globally. Prior to that, he was Associate Director, R&D Engineering, at the DuPont Nutrition & Health business. He has research leadership experience to innovate process technologies, ranging from nonwovens and particle technology to separation and advanced modeling.
He is the inventor of over 15 patents and has published more than 100 scientific articles. He has acted as advisor to Ph.D. candidates at MIT. He is currently a process innovation adjunct professor at University Freiberg, Germany. Dr. Keller received his doctorate in chemical engineering from University of Karlsruhe, Germany.