Director of Research and Development, Innegra Technologies
Dr. Elizabeth Cates currently serves as the Director of Research and Development for Innegra Technologies, a young company bringing the lightweight and tough Innegra yarn to the market. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University and her doctorate in Materials Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University studying biomimetic nanocomposites. Dr. Cates has spent her career working in the technical textile industry in research and development, new product development, and analytical testing. She has technical experience in textile and fiber surface modification for adhesion, polymer extrusion, composites technologies, digital printing technologies, electrotextiles, and flammability testing, and has several patents in these areas.