Our International Scientific Advisory Board

  • Joseph G. Gho (Chairman of ISAB)
  • Professor Norman Billingham
  • Professor Emo Chiellini
  • Professor Nikos Katsaros
  • Dr. Graham Swift
  • Dr. David M. Wiles

Dr. Graham Swift

Dr. Graham Swift, a consultant to EPI and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, is an internationally recognized expert in polymer synthesis, applications, biodegradation, polymers from renewable resources and green polymer chemistry. Serving on multiple plastic associations and standards committees (including ASTM, SPI, and the American Chemical Society), Dr. Swift has extensive experience in establishing standards and testing procedures in the field of plastics. He is assisting the Company on multiple projects including FDA certification and establishing new ASTM composting standards relevant to EPI’s technology. In addition, Dr. Swift participates on the steering committee of various biodegradable plastic conferences including the “7th World Conference on Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics” held in Pisa, Italy in June of 2002. Dr. Swift has over 30 years experience in the plastics and polymer industry working with both ICI in the UK and Rohm and Haas in the USA. He holds over 120 US patents and has authored 150 scientific articles on polymer chemistry (including articles on the environmental impact of these materials).