Paula Luu | AIChE

Paula Luu

Project Director for the Center for the Circular Economy
Closed Loop Partners

Paula is a Project Director at the Center for the Circular Economy – Closed Loop Partner’s innovation center which leverages research and pre-competitive collaborations to support the transition to the circular economy. Her work focuses on evaluating new technologies, new materials, and markets to drive investment towards viable, safe, and circular solutions and to accelerate their commercialization. She leads the Closed Loop Partner’s research and work in advanced plastics recycling. Paula has worked to help future-proof supply chains for multiple brands including Nike, Starbucks, and Amazon. Before completing her MBA/MS at the University of Michigan, she worked for several environmental groups and ran a startup that upcycled textile waste.