Nigel F. Reuel is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University, and is a Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow and COE Entrepreneurial Fellow.  He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2014 under the guidance of Prof. Michael Strano.  After graduating he attempted to commercialize his PhD work in a startup, Volvox Biologic Inc. (Boston), and then consulted at a larger life science tool company that obtained the startup IP (Maryland).  He then worked as a Research Investigator (PI) at DuPont’s historic Central Research and Development campus (Wilmington, DE) for two years on projects ranging from wireless power transfer, sensors, and precision agriculture.  He was then promoted as the corporate technology scout, where for 8 months he traveled to top engineering schools (ISU included) and incubators to find technology for the CTO office at DuPont. Although this was an interesting role at a large company, he quickly realized that making technology is more exciting than finding, and was pleased with the opportunity to come to ISU and become an entrepreneurial minded professor. Currently his group has 14 active technology disclosures to ISURF, one startup company offshoot (Skroot Laboratory Inc. which has hired two CBE alumni to date), and two more companies to be launched in 2021. Dr. Reuel’s work has been recognized by the 3M Nontennured Faculty Award and BMES Advanced Biomanufacturing Junior Investigator Award (2020).