White House Author
Olga B. Koper, Ph.D.
Business and Open Innovation group for Energy and Environment
Olga B. Koper, Ph.D., born in Poland, works in the Business and Open Innovation group for Energy and Environment, at Columbus, Ohio's Battelle Memorial Institute, the largest nonprofit research organization in the world. She is a holder of more than 30 U.S. and international patents to improve environment, energy, and health using nanomaterials. Previously, she was the first employee and became the CTO and Vice President of NanoScale Corporation, a spinoff of Kansas State University. In 2007 she was selected as Pipeline’s Innovator of the Year award in the Charter Class of Pipeline, and in 2013 Entrepreneur Magazine chose Koper as one of eight “Entrepreneurial Woman to Watch.” Koper received an M.S. in general chemistry from Silesian University in Poland and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, where she holds an Adjunct Professor position.