Unreasonable Fellows

Luke Haverhals

Founder & CEO at NFW

Luke is an Unreasonable Fellow. Luke was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2020.
Luke is the CEO and Founder of NFW. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Iowa before going on to explore all-natural alternatives to petroleum-derived synthetic plastics as an Assistant Research Professor at the US Naval Academy.  There, he developed a vision to develop bioneutral, high-performance materials from renewable natural nutrient inputs and this has become the foundation for NFW’s ecosystem of patented, paradigm-shifting material technologies. In an industry awash with incremental solutions, Luke is leading NFW to drive a moonshot systems-level shift away from petroleum-derived products and toxic chemistries. Luke is a Fortune+Salesforce Ecopreneur, IPOEF 2022 Inventor of the Year, Unreasonable Group Fellow, Forbes Council Member, and World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer, and graduate of The Circulars Accelerator, Fashion for Good Scaling Programme, and the National Science Foundation I-Corps Program.