Chris K. Haas, PhD
Indigo Sciences, LLC
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Chemical Engineering, Intellectual Property
polymers, plastics, patent infringement, adhesives and films, security documents, micro-optics, film extrusion, injection molding, product development, failure analysis, laminates, polymer coatings
Dr. Haas is an expert in plastics, films, labels, and adhesives with a special focus in security documents such as passports, identity cards, currency, and labels. He is an Engineering Fellow at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering where he has taught since 2009, including courses on materials engineering, polymers in design, senior design, fluid mechanics laboratory, and thin films. More than 20 years of industry experience at 3M and Gemalto/Thames during which he generated, supported, and defended numerous patent filings and developed products that have achieved over $250MM in sales. A member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Northwestern University Chemical and Biological Engineering Advisory Board, and the Document Security Alliance. Dr. Haas has 18 patents.
Focus areas include:
- New product and technology development
- R&D strategy
- Polymer extrusion and coating
- Polymer and adhesives systems and properties
- Security document feat...