Berkeley Lab

Kristen Aramthanapon

Kristen Aramthanapon was a User at the Molecular Foundry from 2014-2015, and will continue to be one from 2015-2016. As Chief Technology Officer of Sylvatex Inc. and the principal investigator on both of the user proposals, Kristen has been actively engaged with TMF’s user facilities, and recognizes how valuable it has been to the development of Sylvatex’s R&D department and technology commercialization, and wishes to make this privilege known and available to other reserachers. Kristen will also be a user at NIST’s Center for Neutron Research and the Agricultural Research Services facilities, and will be able to incorporate these different experiences to optimize what the TMF has to offer its users, and how to ensure that users are best able utilize TMF offerings in order to give back to the community.

Kristen Aramthanapon is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Sylvatex Inc. She oversees all aspects of technology including research, testing, processes, demonstrations, regulatory compliance. Prior to this she was the lead chemistry developer for Wolfram Research where she led and managed all of the chemistry content and functions for what eventually became Wolfram Alpha. Kristen also worked for the Illinois State Geological Survey where she outlined plans and carried out experiments for various energy endeavors. Kristen has taught chemistry at Parkland College and UC Berkeley Extension, where she places a strong emphasis on the ability to gather and apply knowledge that one is not immediately familiar with, and the importance of good safety and documentation habits. She received her Masters in organic chemistry at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where she was the recipient of the Roger Adams Fellowship.