Karen Havenstrite

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 development of the HydraPEG technology from concept to commercialization.

Karen received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, 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. 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.