Katariina Majamaa is a Global Application Development Leader for Dow Water and Process Solutions in Industrial Water and Power Generation (R&D). In this role, she is responsible for leading the technology research strategy for the market segment in partnership with the Global Strategic Marketing Manager. This includes development of the technology strategy via multigenerational plans for R&D development of new products and solutions for growth, identification and assessment of emerging and complementary technologies for growth, as well as understanding of competitive technologies in the market segment, development of strategic external partnerships and developing the intellectual property strategy to protect sustainable competitive advantage.
Majamaa has recently assumed additional responsibilities as a North America Application Development leader. In this role, she has the responsibility for people leadership for application development team across Reverse Osmosis (RO), Ultrafiltration (UF), Fine Particle Filtration (TEQUATIC), and exploration of new technologies. Her team is partnered closely with Marketing to explore new technologies in the market and lead new product or application developments in R&D from concept through market launch
Majamaa is currently located in Minneapolis, US. Majamaa joined The Dow Chemical Company in 2007 in Rheinmuenster, Germany as a Technical Service and Development engineer for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration membranes serving the Benelux, Nordic, Baltic, UK and Ireland markets. She later moved to Tarragona, Spain in 2010 to support the expansion of pilot capabilities and opening of the Tarragona Water Technology Application Center in 2011. Most recently, Katariina spent the last four months in Shanghai, China exploring the needs of Greater China market.
Katariina earned her Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. She also recently completed graduate studies with research in the area of biofouling with Delft University toward her PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Dow Water & Process Solutions has a 50 year legacy of providing innovative water and process solutions to both communities and industries alike. A differentiated business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and wastewater and water reuse.