Unreasonable Mentors

Luke Haverhals

Founder & CEO at Natural Fiber Welding

Luke is an Unreasonable Fellow. Luke was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2020.
Luke is the founder and CEO of Natural Fiber Welding (NFW). He is an analytical chemist (PhD)/materials scientist and entrepreneur with a passion to produce circular, high performance materials for a wide variety of applications. He has expertise in scalable business + technology solutions for the circular economy.
Luke has extensive experience with natural materials, nanomaterials, manufacturing technologies and automation. In addition to his work at NFW, Luke has a concurrent academic appointment as a research professor at Bradley University and has deep insights into academic research ecosystems having also been a prior research faculty at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Luke is an NSF I-Corp graduate and NFW has received multiple sponsored research projects with the U.S. Government from Luke's technical and entrepreneurial leadership.