Dr. Leroy Magwood, Jr.

Dr. Leroy Magwood, Jr. is a chemical engineer at Katecho, Inc., an internationally recognized, full service original equipment manufacturer (OEM) located in Des Moines, IA, specializing in medical and cosmetic devices.  Previously, Dr. Magwood served as a senior scientist at DSM Functional Materials, and a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma.  His specialties include renewable materials, renewable energy, nanocomposites, polymers, surface chemistry, UV curiing/photopolymerizations, and electrospinning.  Dr. Magwood earned a BS degree in physics in 2004 from Benedict College and a PhD in chemical and biochemical engineering in 2009 from the University of Iowa.  As a student, he was active in the UI student chapter of the Americal Chemical Society, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers.