Dr. Jeffrey Catchmark is currently Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and has 9 years industrial experience and 17 years academic experience where he has been a Biological Engineer for the past 14 years.

Dr. Catchmark's research focuses on polysaccharide composite materials for healthcare, tissue engineering, food engineering, and as a sustainable barrier material/adhesive alternative to synthetic polymers for packaging, food handling and construction materials.

He also conducts research on cellulose and nanocrystalline cellulose formation and production, particularly from bacteria. Finally, Dr. Catchmark is a Faculty Fellow of the Rock Ethics Institute where he is involved with ethics education and research on ethical leadership, ethical decision-making and ethical organizational management.