Dr. Maria Wang | AIChE

Dr. Maria Wang

Director of Product Management

Maria Wang is the Director of Product Management for Traffic Solutions at PPG, where she leads strategy and innovation for pavement marking products. She has accountability for paint, epoxy, and methyl methacrylate product lifecycle, profitability, and growth in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to her current role, she was a technical manager for Architectural Coatings and led cross-functional teams in developing over 40 new products generating multi-million-dollar sales. Maria’s expertise in waterborne coating formulation contributed to the creation of PPG Clean-Surface Technology™, a 2020 R&D 100 Award winner. She began her career at the PPG Coatings Innovation Center in 2015 as a formulator on the Automotive Refinish team developing low VOC coatings. 

Before joining the coatings industry, Maria was Associate Director at Stanford University's Center for Probing the Nanoscale, and Technology Manager at Energy & Environmental Resources Group. She holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Stanford University and a BS in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.