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Oliver Peoples

chief scientific officer, VP of research, Metabolix

Oliver Peoples is a co-founder of Metabolix, a company which delivers sustainable solutions for the world's need in plastics, chemicals, and energy. He has served as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research and Development since January of 2000, and was previously Director of Research and Vice President. Before founding Metabolix, Peoples was a research scientist with the Department of Biology at the MIT where he was a pioneer of the new field of metabolic pathway engineering and its applications in industrial biotechnology.