Eric W. Cochran

Eric Cochran is a CBiRC affiliate and a professor (Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson & Randy L. Hagenson Professor) in the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, where he also leads the Cochran Research Group. Learn more about Dr. Cochran and his work at Iowa State University in his departmental profile.

Research Interests

  • Polymerization of renewable oils
  • Protein-based plastics
  • Cellulosic-based composites
  • Design, characterization, and use of biopolymers and biocomposites


Dr. Cochran received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2004) from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University (1998).