“I value Stroud Water Research Center’s scientific contributions to the understanding of freshwater systems around the world, and I’m excited to join the board of directors.”
Seetha Coleman-Kammula, Ph.D., is an entrepreneur, innovator, and chemical industry executive with experience in managing research scientists and businesses at Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, and the United States. Currently, she is the president of the Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE), which she co-founded with experienced scientists from DuPont and with help of a grant from the Longwood Foundation.
In 2019, STRIDE got a second grant to launch the Center for PFAS Solutions, which offers analysis of PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances [aka PFOA, PFOS]) and conducts research to develop new test methods, products, and solutions.
Coleman-Kammula retired as a senior vice president of Basell, a BASF-Shell joint venture, and held a number of positions in strategy, business, and technology management. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Auburn University and went on to complete her postdoctoral research with Princeton University in organic chemistry. She was a member of the sustainability advisory board for Dow Chemical Company.