Corinna

Chen

Material Impact
Partner

As a Partner at Material Impact, Corinna is focused on applying fundamental technologies across sectors to meet new needs and solve emerging real-world problems. Her areas of interest include synthetic biology, bio-based materials, advanced electronic materials, and next gen computing.

With experience in engineering, life sciences, medical devices, and aerospace, Corinna’s expertise spans many fields—including sensor technologies, device design, biotechnology, electronics, and semiconductors. She has a successful record of transactions, totaling over $1.25B across eight products and several geographies.

As vice president of corporate development and finance at Medeor Therapeutics, Corinna created the growth strategy for the firm’s cell therapy pipeline. Prior to this, Corinna was responsible for business development and strategy for the Surgery and Perioperative Care business unit at the Medicines Company.

She began her career as a rocket scientist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, designing instrumentation and building spacecrafts for NASA’s THEMIS mission to examine space storms.

Corinna received her MBA from Duke University and her BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. Over the course of her career, she has advised and supported the launch of several startups.

Corinna is dedicated to the advancement of science and technology to better human lives and the environment.