Ali Javadi received two Ph.D. degrees in Organic Chemistry and Polymer Engineering from Kharazmi University and the University of Akron, respectively. Ali joined the Coating Additives business line of Evonik in February 2021. Prior to joining Evonik, he worked as an R&D Scientist in Sherwin-Williams. Ali has more than 15 years of experience in developing new monomers, polymers and coatings, with a focus on understanding chemical structure-property relationships. His research has been published in numerous high-impact peer-reviewed journals. He has also served as a reviewer and editorial board member for several scientific journals.