Rina Singh Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

Rina Singh, Ph.D., former managing director of policy, science, and renewable chemicals in the industrial and environmental section at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., USA, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.

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Before her work with BIO, Singh had been with Ashland, working in general management positions in technology and business development, including bioproducts business development and platform technology manager. She was appointed to a team to develop a new strategic direction for Ashland. Before Ashland, Singh was at Dow Chemical, where she started her career and was a senior research chemist in the engineering thermoplastics group.


Singh holds a number of patents and has written several technical publications.


Singh earned her B.Sc. in honors chemistry and her doctorate in natural products (synthetic organic chemistry) from McGill University, where she also completed a post-doctoral degree in polymer science.

ASTM’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations, and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States. Learn more about ASTM’s board of directors at https://www.astm.org/ABOUT/GOV/BOD_GOV.html.

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