Derek Butler

Dr. Derek Butler is a Senior Scientist and Lab Manager for ADM-KU Technology with Archer Daniels Midland and member of the Great Plains Catalyst Society.  He has been with ADM for just over 6 years now, working closely with the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis at the University of Kansas on collaborative projects and mentoring new research scientists for catalytic biomass conversion.  In addition to his roles with ADM, Derek serves as a panel reviewer for the USDA/NIFA/AFRI Program, having done so for the last three years.  He would be honored to serve director for the GPCS, helping to facilitate connections across both academia and industry.