Full Name
Jack Starr, Ph.D.
Job Title
Chief Manufacturing Officer
Speaker Bio
Dr. Jack Starr is BioMADE’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, where he is driving the development and deployment of a network of between 12 and 15 pilot- to intermediate-scale bioindustrial manufacturing facilities. Jack will oversee site selection, design, construction, and operations for the national network.
Jack joined BioMADE from Cargill, where his professional expertise centered on process development, piloting, and the deployment of advanced solutions for manufacturing. Starr also spent ten years at NatureWorks, a Cargill joint venture that was a pioneer in biomanufacturing with the development of polylactic acid (PLA), a plastic made from renewable resources. This work culminated in building a lactic acid plant that provides the raw materials to NatureWork’s PLA manufacturing facility in Nebraska.
He earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively
Jack Starr, Ph.D.