Karen Havenstrite, Ph.D., MBA is a Co-Founder of Tangible Science and serves as Chief Technical Officer. Karen has been with Tangible Science since inception and has led the development of the HydraPEG technology from concept to commercialization.
Karen receives her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 2005. Karen then later completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 2011, where her thesis work focused on designing hydrogel materials to improve the regenerative properties of muscle stem cells; she also received her MBA from Stanford University in 2015. Karen has authorized multiple research publications, been awarded SBIR grants from the National Science Foundation, and has been recognized by the American Chemical Society as a “Talented 12” young scientist for her novel work on contact lens materials