Dr. Lawino Kagumba - Director of Research and Development


Lawino holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from University of Massachuseets.  

For more information about Lawino’s work, we highly suggest her paper “Development of Halogen Free, Low Loss Copper-Clad Laminates Containing a Novel Phosphonate Oligomer.”  


What made you want to work in the chemistry field?

To explore, understand and create solutions to improve the quality of life.

What type of application development programs do you specialize in?

Fire protective thermoset materials for applications in a range of products including printed circuit boards, foams for automotive and

buildings, and protective coatings for buildings and textiles. 

What is the next project or product that you would be most excited to explore?

Flame retardant material solutions for thin, flexible electronics.  

What technology gets you excited?

Printed Circuit Boards. They are the brains of modern day devices.  

What’s something you want to learn or get better at?

Improve the efficiency of the product development cycle.

What is your favorite “science fact” of all time? 

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction 

What is your favorite quote or expression?

If we knew what we were doing it wouldn’t be called research, would it? 

Hua JiangDr. Lawino Kagumba