UNC Clean Tech Speaker
Phil Van Trump
As chief technology officer, Phil Van Trump manages research & development, product development, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property for Danimer Scientific. Prior to this role, which he stepped into in 2014, Van Trump worked in a variety of positions within the company, performing bench-scale to pilot-level research as well as playing an integral role in the procurement of equipment and laboratory personnel to advance the company’s objectives. His undergraduate background in molecular biology and microbiology (BSc University of Central Florida) is supplemented by an MBA from Emory University. In addition to his education, he brought to Danimer Scientific over a decade of industry experience. Van Trump’s proficiency in management and scientific insight are a rare combination and are put to use daily as he leads an innovative team of scientists and support personnel in creation of sustainable biopolymer solutions.