Dr. Cristin Moran is the Head of Front End Innovation for 3M Healthcare, Critical & Chronic Care Solutions. In this role, she is charged with developing a world-class innovation practice to enable greater value creation, delivery and capture through innovative commercialization. Cristin helps the business identify new technology/new market space opportunities. She trains and coaches teams in customer insight methodologies, business model development, and commercialization strategies, manages the innovation toolkit, and contributes to strategic planning for innovation.
Previously, Cristin worked in the 3M Stationery and Office Supply Division where she identified new and adjacent market spaces, and developed and launched full-solution platforms to expand the Scotch® and Post-it® brands. She began her 3M career in the Corporate Research Materials Laboratory working in the Nanotechnology Development group on advanced touchscreen technology, oral protein delivery and generation III solar cells.
Cristin completed post-doctoral work as a National Research Council Research Associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory, and received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rice University as a Robert A. Welch Predoctoral Fellow under Dr. Naomi Halas. She has 26 issued patents, as well as 13 publications and 1 book chapter.