Alex Buck, PhD is the Industrial Innovation Manager directing and coordinating the new uses research portfolio of Iowa Corn. In addition to being a technical lead, Alex also manages the patent strategy and licensing strategy for converting corn to value-added projects. Alex grew up outside of agriculture in Cedar Rapids. Prior to Iowa Corn, Alex was a graduate researcher at Iowa State University pursuing his PhD in Organic Chemistry developing novel molecules for detection of drug delivery and mechanistic insight into high energy chemical conversions. Alex enjoys cooking and game night with friends and family.