Chuck C.W. Extrand

Director of Technology Development

Colder Products Company (CPC)

Chuck “C.W.” Extrand is Director of Technology Development at Colder Products Company (CPC) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over his 20+ year industrial career, he has developed a broad range of materials-based technologies for markets such as semiconductor and life sciences. He holds fourteen U.S. patents and has published more than 100 papers in technical journals, books and conference proceedings on topics that include wetting, adhesion, contamination, fracture, friction, permeation, polymer processing and spin coating. Prior to starting his industrial career, Chuck worked in Japan at the National Institute for Materials and Chemical Research and in Paris at the Collège de France and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He received a PhD in polymer engineering from The University of Akron and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.