Barry Rosenbaum, Ph.D

Co-Founder / President / Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Barry Rosenbaum, President and CEO of Akron Ascent Innovations.

Dr. Barry Rosenbaum, President and CEO of Akron Ascent Innovations.

Dr. Rosenbaum is the President and CEO of AAI, and also works with the University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF) as Senior Fellow focused on technology commercialization from university research, angel Investment, and regional innovation in Northeast Ohio.  He has had experience working with three other university start-ups in leadership roles.

Prior to joining UARF, Dr. Rosenbaum worked for more than 35 years in industry, including serving as Technology Director for OMNOVA Solutions, Vice President of Technology for Advanced Elastomer Systems, and Technology Director of Exxon Chemical’s EPDM Rubber Business.  He has commercialized Bromobutyl elastomers, Santoprene Thermoplastic Elastomers, MemErase Dry Erase Films, and PolyFox Fluorosurfactants in his career.  Dr. Rosenbaum holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.