Sri Narayan-Sarathy is Technical Director of Sustainable Packaging and Senior Research Fellow at PepsiCo. Sri received her M.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Tech. in Polymer Science & Technology from Indian Institutes of Chennai and Delhi respectively. She got her Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2010, Sri was Technology Manager/Principal Scientist at Ashland Performance Materials. Sri’s research interests are in the areas of Materials Science and Chemistry. At PepsiCo, she is leveraging her extensive experience with different polymer chemistries to identify and develop bio-based materials for sustainable flexible packaging with good end of life. She has several patents and publications to her credit. Sri also has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Grain Sciences at Kansas State University and sits on the board of Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).