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Expert in Formulation Development of Cosmetic Products

Expert ID: 736031 India

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Science- Based Formulation Development Expertise for Cosmetic (Skin and Hair care) products. Set up a product development centre for a Skin care Startup. Previous experience includes: Applied Research Head for Loreal, Japan; Head of Personal Care R&D, Himalaya Wellness and Product & Materials Science Leader for Home and Personal care, Unilever.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Bangalore, India - Mumbai, India - New Delhi, India -

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: Post Doctoral Research Associate Subject: Polymer Science- Biopolymers Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Physics- Soft Condensed Matter Institution: Indian Institute of Technology
Year: 1984 Degree: MSc Subject: Physics (X-Rays Crystallography) Institution: Indian Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Technology Officer Department: R&D Responsibilities: Co-Promoter of a Skin care Startup. Envisioned all product lines and developed products in the laboratory. Set up a Product Development Centre from Scratch. Responsible for full product development cycle, Evaluation, Manufacturing, Packaging and all other functions leading to product launch.
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: DIMP (Département International des Materials Raw Métiers Premieres) Title: General Manager Department: Responsibilities: • Responsible for Functional Materials scouting across regions, representing the Asia zone.
• Set up Natural Product Development projects for India R&I across categories Skin,Hair & Makeup.
• Interface with Raw Material Suppliers, Advanced Research(Bio-Technology, Biological Evaluation),Applied Research, Metiers, CMI and Product Evaluation teams for setting up projects and successfully execute them.
Years: 2014 to 2018 Employer: Loreal Title: General Manager Department: Applied Research Responsibilities: Led Applied Research activity for Loreal Japan and member of Research & Innovation Management Team of Loreal Asia. Responsible for Skin, Hair, Makeup and Instrumental Cosmetics. Developed prototypes, tested for their efficacy and then assisted Development team for launch.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Himalaya Drug Company Title: Head Department: Personal Care R&D Responsibilities: Responsible for Global Product launches in Skin, Hair, Oral, categories. Key member of the Consumer Products Division Leadership team of the company.
Years: 1994 to 2013 Employer: Unilever Title: Science Area Leader- Product and Materials Science Department: Home and Personal care, Corporate Research Team. Responsibilities: Started R&D Career as a Scientist in the Corporate Research. Led Global Project Teams on Laundry Liquid; Surface Cleaning; Inter-disciplinary Personal care Global Teams. Launched Products. 12 Patents in the Home & Personal care. Leading Edge Scientist for global R&D, Unilever.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: National Physical Laboratory Title: Research Associate Department: Liquid Crystal Display Devices Responsibilities: Developed Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Display Devices.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2014 to 2018 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Loreal Research & Innovation, Nihon Loreal KK
Years: 2004 to 2005 Country / Region: UK Summary: Colloid Chemist, Unilever R&D Port Sunlight Laboratory, UK
Years: 1990 to 1994 Country / Region: USA Summary: Post Doctoral Research Associate, UMASS Lowell, USA

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Life Member, International Liquid Crystal Society
Member, ACS, APS, MRS
Member, Surface Chemistry Society, India
Professional Appointments
Reviewer of Journals: Langmuir; Colloid & Interface Science, Industrial Engg. Chemistry, Soft Matter.
Awards / Recognition
Science Pops Beauty, Project Innovation Finalist, Loreal
Leading Edge Scientist, Unilever Global R&D (Surfactant and Colloid Science)
Unilever R&D Global Innovation Award
Publications and Patents Summary
19 Patents
35 Publications in refereed journals (5 from Unilever) including a book chapter.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Designed courses on Surfactant Science for Research Scientists (Fresh College graduates and New Entrants) in Unilever (2005-2012).
Vendor Selection
Enlisted and established Ingredient as well as active suppliers of ECOCERT/COSMOS certified products. Evaluation/Efficacy Tests/Clinical Tests for Products (2019-Present) as part of Almora Botanica.
Marketing Experience
Launching Products for Almora Botanica in 2020 (EU)
Other Relevant Experience
Co-Promoter of a Startup, Founder of a Startup company; Set up Product Development Centre from scratch.

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