Head of Group Biotechnology
Ling Hua, Head of Group Biotechnology at Clariant, is responsible for R&D and commercialization of bioproducts at Clariant. Ling has more than 20 years experiences in biotechnology arena, including biofuels, industrial enzymes, biomaterials and probiotics. Ling has global experiences, worked with different size of companies in US, Europe and China. She was Harold Jeskey Professor at Southern Methodist University in the field of biocatalysis and biotransformation. Prior joining Clariant, she spent more than 10 years at DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences. She has a MS degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from Rice University. She authored more than 40 research papers, book chapters, and she is the inventor of several dozens of issued patents. Currently, she is a Board member of SusChem (European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry) and a Governing Board of Director of Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition.