Staff Scientist
From graphic films for vehicles and reflective materials on traffic signs to more energy-efficient construction materials, Jeffrey Emslander is helping to create a greener planet. As a staff scientist in the 3M Corporate Research Process Laboratory, Emslander develops processes to reimagine what we can do with polymers (plastics), focusing on tapes and films. The impact of his research has been real – these processes have helped us use less energy in the making of 3M products and reduce emissions to the environment. During his 29-year career at 3M, Jeff has also worked to develop new technologies for the graphics market like decorative film and advertising for cars, trucks and buildings, as well as new products for consumers and the packaging market. He is active in the 3M Tech Forum, currently serving as the senior scientist representative to the Polymer and Laser Processing Chapters, and holds 28 patents with nearly two dozen more pending. Passionate about cultivating the scientific leaders of the future, Jeff is very active in mentoring new 3M scientists, has sponsored a 4-H STEM project for inner city youth and has judged science fairs. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.