Laura Matz is Chief Science & Technology Officer at Merck. In this role, Matz will be responsible for Merck’s global innovation hubs in China, Israel, Germany, and the US. A PhD analytical chemist, Laura Matz joined Merck in 2019 through the Versum Materials acquisition, and has since then served as Head of Planarization in the Semiconductor Materials business while also leading a business sector wide digital program for quality innovation with customers in Electronics. Matz had been with Versum Materials since 2016 and had previously worked at Air Products and Texas Instruments. She has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Washington State University.