Jill Martin is a Senior Fellow in the Packaging and Specialty Plastics business of The Dow Chemical Company. For the past 28 years, she has served in both research and development (R&D) and technical service and development (TS&D) for the North America Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons (PSP&H) business. She began her career in R&D working on polyethylene product development including hot melt adhesives, automotive UTH applications, and hygiene absorbent products. She transitioned into a role in New Business Development in TS&D focusing on technical and commercial evaluation of external technologies. In 2003 she joined the TS&D group engaging directly with customers and brand owners in the hygiene, rigid and flexible packaging, and medical device markets before transitioning into her current role aligned to development of circular and low- carbon solutions for the packaging market segments. In this role she has responsibility for development recycling processes and products in partnership with the packaging value chain and Dow’s corporate partners. Martin is a member of the CalPoly Packaging Advisory Board as well as the ISTA Global Advisory Board and the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University. She is a past chair of SPE’s South Texas division’s International Polyolefins Conference.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in Polymer Engineering and Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds over 30 patents and has presented at more than fifteen conferences and workshops on a range of topics from medical devices to innovation in a circular economy for plastics.