Kuide (“Kwey-deh”) Qin serves as Chief Science Officer at Verdesian, leading R&D and new product development for nutrient use efficiency technologies to make farming more efficient, more sustainable and more profitable. Prior to Verdesian, Kuide held scientist and leadership roles at Dow AgroSciences, and at Bayer Crop Science for agricultural chemical product development and applications. His background also includes novel technology and IP assessment, product positioning and business development, initiating innovation programs and launching programs to improve return on R&D investment. Kuide graduated from University of Florida with a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He has strong interests and more than 15 years of experience in the research and development in agricultural inputs that contribute to sustainable agriculture and modern farming.