Meet Iowa State’s Chief Technology Officers
Kevin Moore serves in the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Biobased Products. In his role as CTO, Moore serves as a conduit between research and industry. He works closely with the Biobased Products platform lead, Brent Shanks, and Iowa State researchers – along with the BioConnect Iowa CEO and staff – to help identify promising emerging technologies and facilitate their development into commercial products. From 2017 through 2021, Moore served first as vice president for the Advanced Separations Group then vice president for BioProcess Solutions for Trucent, Inc., a leader in industrial fluid separation technologies, services and chemistries. Prior to that, he served in a variety of capacities during his 27-year tenure with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, including vice president of BioProducts Operations, vice president of the BioProducts and Industrial Group, and vice president and then president of Renewable Chemicals.
Michael Roof serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics research and innovation platform. In his role as CTO, Roof leads efforts to identify and accelerate development of new technologies and innovations with strong commercial potential. Roof works closely with research teams at Iowa State and the University of Iowa to identify technologies with commercial potential in the platform space. He also works in tandem with the Iowa Innovation Corporation (IIC) CEO and staff to prioritize those opportunities for commercial development within Iowa. Roof has nearly three full decades of vaccines and animal pharmaceuticals experience, with 22 years spent with industry leader Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Nadilia Gomez serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Digital and Precision Agriculture research and innovation platform. In her role as CTO, Gomez works closely with Iowa State’s Plant Sciences Institute and university researchers to identify technologies with commercial potential in the Digital and Precision Agriculture space. She also works in tandem with the BioConnect Iowa CEO and staff to prioritize relevant opportunities for commercial development within Iowa. Gomez most recently served as executive director for the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator. For the decade prior to that, she served in a variety of roles for DuPont-Pioneer and Corteva Agriscience, including the role of digital pillar leader.