Prof. Eric W Cochran

Mark Jane Skogen Hagenson and Randy L. Hagenson Professor, Iowa State University

Eric Cochran is the Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson and Randy L. Hagenson Professor of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University. He has 25 years of experience in the fields of polymer chemistry and polymer physics.  He directs the operations of the Iowa State University Site of the National Science Foundation supported Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center with over 40 industry members. He is active in several professional organizations including the American Institute for Chemical Engineers and holds elected office in the American Oil Chemists Society. His activity in developing 36 intellectual property disclosures resulting in 18 issued patents was recognized by the ISU Intellectual property award in 2018. He is the 2019 recipient of the Glycerine Innovation Award from the American Oil Chemists Society and the 2021 recipient of the PMSE Co-Operative Research Award from the American Chemical Society.