Dr. Tie Lan
Nanocor, Inc. USA
Dr. Lan serves as the General Manager at Nanocor, Inc., a wholly own subsidiary of Amcol International Corporation.
Dr. Lan received his Ph. D. in Chemistry from MichiganStateUniversity under the guidance of Prof. Tom Pinnavaia in 1995, studying the formation mechanism of clay polymer nanocomposites. He joined Nanocor as a research scientist in 1996 and started his journey in commercializing nanocomposite technologies. In 2002, he was promoted to technical director. He holds more than three dozen patents in the polymer-clay nanocomposite areas. He also published more than 20 papers in nanocomposite research from his academic work at MichiganStateUniversity. In 2006, Dr. Lan took the General Manager position at Nanocor, Inc. Nanocor is wholly owned subsidiary of Amcol International (NYSE: ACO).