Engineering and Physical Sciences
Amar Anumakonda is a visionary technology-focused business leader with a passion for addressing global problems in energy and environment and with a strong track record of 30+ years of industry experience built on foundations of innovation and commercializing game-changing technologies. Amar has commercialized inventions by launching new products and business process innovations in biofuels (renewable jet and diesel) and bio chemicals (renewable detergents), nanotechnology, sustainable packaging, earth-friendly printing inks and waste water purification. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Amar’s expertise is in blending technology, strategy and business acumen to create new markets. His interests include education of rural and underprivileged sectors, drinking water solutions, and mentoring inventors and entrepreneurs.