Our Mission

To contribute to the economic development of the State of Delaware by growing science-based businesses and scientific talent.


Science, Technology & Research Institute (STRIDE) began as a Delaware not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation in 2016 by a group of 100+ scientists from DuPont’s central R&D.

In 2017, STRIDE launched STRIDE Services Inc. (SSI) for the purpose of employing local scientific talent to perform R&D and consulting services. Over the past three years, SSI’s success has come primarily through providing contract R&D and consulting services to the polymer and advanced materials industry.

In late 2019, STRIDE started another business activity for PFAS analysis and solutions. STRIDE scientists have decades of experience of working in industry, conducting environmental analysis of many chemical contaminants of emerging concern such as PFAS


STRIDE 501 (c)(3) Board of Directors

Mr. James Dinnage Esq.
Special Counsel at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC


Dr. Donald Durandetta
Retired Dean of the College of Business, Wilmington University

Vice President
Dr. Debora Flanagan Massouda
CEO, STRIDE Services, Inc.

Board Members

Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula
CEO, STRIDE PFAS Analysis and Solutions

Dr. Charles Riordan
VP Research, University of Delaware

Dr. Julius Korley, Director of Entrepreneurship
College of Engineering, University of Delaware

Mr. Kurt Foreman
CEO, Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Mr. Charles Krukiel Esq.
Of Counsel at Dunlap Codding


STRIDE Services, Inc., Polymers & Materials, Executive Board

President and CEO
Dr. Debora Flanagan Massouda

Board Chair
Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula

STRIDE PFAS Analysis and Solutions. Executive Board


Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula


Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us at the following for more information regarding your interest:

Environmental Solutions

Polymers and Materials R&D Services