Speakers

Norman I. Badler, PhD

Rachleff Professor of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Norman I. Badler, PhD

Norman I. Badler, PhD, is the Rachleff Professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been on the faculty since 1974. Active in computer graphics since 1968 with more than 200 technical papers, his research involves developing software to acquire, simulate, animate and control 3D computer graphics of the human body, face, gestures, locomotion and manual task motions, both individually and for heterogeneous groups.

Badler received his BA in creative studies mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1970. He also received his MSc in mathematics in 1971 and PhD in Computer Science in 1975, both from the University of Toronto. He was the Cecilia Fitler Moore Department Chair of Computer and Information Science from 1990–1994, and he directs the the Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Center for Computer Graphics and the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation at U Penn. The technology transfer, in 1996, of the human modeling software system Jack is among the Center's achievements. Now an integrated product marketed by Siemens, it is used worldwide for human factors and ergonomics analyses of workplace and vehicle environments.

Badler is the director of the BSE in Digital Media Design undergraduate program and the co-director of the masters in Computer Graphics and Game Technology program at U Penn. He also was the associate dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science 2001–2005.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Steve Barton

Director, Skin Thinking

Steve Barton

Steve Barton founded Skin Thinking, Ltd., a technical consultancy for the heath and beauty sector, based on a 35-year career combining academic and applied research in skin with commercial cosmetic product development. Building on 18 years in investigative dermatology, he has worked on a full range of projects, including Boots' No. 7 and Botanics products and Oriflame's E-collagen and BioClinic brands.

Barton has been a regular contributor to the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) educational events and scientific symposia, and has also worked within the U.K. and EU cosmetics industries, focusing on product claims communication—most recently with the CTPA/ASA claims working group. He has authored more than 20 scientific papers, and contributed to and co-edited a number of books on skin. He is currently Practitioner-in-Residence at the London College of Fashion (University of the Arts, London) and vice-president of the SCS.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Jeffrey Baxter

Musician/Founding Member of Steely Dan; National Security Expert, U.S. Department of Defense

Jeffrey Baxter

How does a rock musician wind up a national security expert? When an issue of Aviation Week magazine piqued Jeffrey Baxter’s interest in military technology—missile defense systems, in particular. He was self-taught in this area, and wrote a paper that proposed converting a ship-based anti-aircraft missile battery into a rudimentary missile defense system. He shared this paper with a local congressman, and his career as a defense consultant took off.

A consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense with high-level security clearance at the Pentagon, Baxter now advises top military and civilian groups on biological warfare, next-generation technologies and unconventional strategies.

"My big 'thing' is to look at existing technologies to try to see what other ways they can be used, which happens in music all the time," Baxter has said. "The ability to improvise in your thinking is essential to finding answers to unconventional crises of today."

In addition to consulting with dynamic ideas, Baxter was the Grammy Award-winning guitarist for The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. He successfully brings creativity and passion for music to his work, resulting in a firestorm of ideas that have revolutionized the businesses and student groups he's advised.

Baxter highlights creative, unconventional problem-solving and planning techniques by demonstrating how to apply knowledge gained in one area to advance goals in completely different fields. He explains how to approach issues with "logic templates" and how to leave preconceptions behind. Through humor and lateral thinking, Baxter has helped corporations and colleges to map effective strategies, rediscover the drive to innovate and ignite passion in careers.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Carmen Castillo Bucci

Assistant Vice President of Research and Innovation, Ethnic Hair Care, L'Oréal

Carmen Castillo Bucci

For the past year, Carmen Castillo Bucci has developed and led the ethnic hair care team and created the Ethnic Innovation Hub at L'Oréal in Clark, NJ, to meet the increasing beauty needs of the multicultural consumer. This Ethnic Team supports innovation and development for the Americas and Africa. Prior to that, she served for 15 years as the assistant vice president of research and innovation for the company's hair care division, delivering multiple innovations to ensure the success of the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hair Care, Redken, Matrix and PureOlogy brands.

She developed and successfully launched sulfate-free hair care lines for these brands, as well as Kiehl’s color and repair products. She also launched products under Soft Sheen-Carson ethnic brands (Dark and Lovely, Optimum Oil Therapy, Let's Jam) and Mizani Professional brands (Thermasmooth,True Textures, Supreme Oil, Moisture Fusion, Scalp Care). She was also designated to lead the transition and facilitate the training of new leadership in hair care U.S., and was instrumental in the re-organization and development of new members.

Castillo Bucci earned her BS in biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her  pharmacy license from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, her MBA from Dowling College and her MS in chemistry from Polytechnic University.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Mark Chandler

President, ACT Solutions Corp.

Mark Chandler, ACT Solutions Corp.

Mark Chandler is the president of ACT Solutions Corp. (Adaptive Cosmetic Technology Solutions), a consultancy focusing on "Adaptive Aesthetic Design," advanced emulsion solutions and "Formulating for Efficacy." Chandler has been in the personal care industry since 1984, most recently serving as the skin care applications manager for Croda Inc. Chandler has taught the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) cosmetic formulation, cosmetic raw materials and low energy emulsification courses for 15 years. In addition, he has instructed on emulsions for the Center for Professional Advancement.

Chandler also lectures for the cosmetic science program and serves on the board of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the University of Toledo. He has done technical presentations throughout the United States/North America and in more than a dozen other countries in South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Chandler also has written numerous technical articles and two book chapters and holds three patents.

Session:

Tuesday, June 23

George Deckner

Independent Consulant

George Deckner

Before retiring from Procter & Gamble, George Deckner was responsible for global oral care upstream formulation and new material development. Prior to that, he worked in P&G's beauty care division and focused on new skin care formulation and delivery technologies.

Deckner joined P&G in 1987 through P&G's acquisition of Bain de Soleil, and was responsible for the development of numerous technologies under the Oil of Olay, Bain de Soleil, Clearasil, Noxzema, SKII and Pampers brands. Before joining P&G, Deckner worked for Revlon and Charles of the Ritz, where he was responsible for the development and commercialization of numerous sun care and skin care technologies.

Session:

Tuesday, June 23

John Hayes, PhD

Professor, Sensory Science, and Director, Sensory Evaluation Center, Pennsylvania State University

John Hayes, PhD

John Hayes, PhD, teaches sensory science at Pennsylvania State University and is the director of the Sensory Evaluation Center. He earned his bachelor and masters degrees in food science from Cornell University and his doctorate in nutrition from the University of Connecticut before completing a National Research Service Award (NIH T32) postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral genetics and alcohol addiction at Brown University.

Hayes runs a multifaceted research program that applies sensory science methods to a diverse range of problems. These include work on chemosensation and ingestive behavior, as well as optimizing a novel vaginal drug delivery system for HIV prevention in women.

He has authored more than 55 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his work has appeared on CNN.com, in the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian (UK), Popular Science and Vogue, among others. Hayes has won multiple international awards, including the Pangborn Sensory Science Scholarship and the Ajinomoto Award from the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS).

He regularly reviews articles for the Journal of Food Science, and serves on the editorial boards of Chemosensory Perception and the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Sarah Jindal

Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst–Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel , Mintel

Sarah Jindal, Mintel

As Mintel’s senior innovation and insights analyst, Jindal regularly interfaces with key beauty clients and lends her expertise based on over 16 years of experience developing ingredient technologies for beauty and personal care. Jindal’s roles in both marketing and product development covered all beauty and personal care categories, with a focus on skin care and active ingredients. Having worked for a variety of companies over her career, Jindal has gained an in-depth understanding of the industry and draws upon both her work experience and her degrees in biology, biochemistry and evolutionary biology.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Jürgen Lademann, PhD

Professor of Dermatology, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Juergen Lademann

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Lademann graduated as a physicist from the Moscow Lomonosov State University in 1980, and worked as a research assistant at the Central Institute of Optics and Spectroscopy of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Germany. From 1981 to 1984, he was a post-graduate fellow at the Lo-monosov University, where he received his doctorate in 1984. In 1991, he received a doctorate in spectroscopy from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. Then from 1993 to 1995, he led the  medical sensor technology unit at the Institute of Physics, Department of Electrical Engineering, and at the University of Armed Forces in Munich, Germany, where he received his venia legendi teaching certification in 1995.

In 1996, Lademann joined the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin and became director of the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology within the department of dermatology, venerology and allergology. In the same year, he received his venia legendi in biophysics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Finally, in 2001, the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin appointed him full professor of dermatology.

Lademann is actively committed to various societies, scientific bodies and editorial boards. He was president of the International Society of Skin Pharmacology and Physiologic (2004–2008). Since 2001, he has been editor in chief of the international journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. He is also on the editorial boards of Biomedical Optics, Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Physics Letters, The Open Medical Imaging Journal and Case Reports in Dermatology.

He is a member of the Cosmetics Committee of the Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (Germany); the Light Engineering Standardization Committee "Radiology" section, with the German Institute for Standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. or DIN); the COLIPA Advisory Group of the European Union; the North-East German Society of Gynecological Oncology (Nord-Ostdeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologische Onkologie e.V.; NOGGO e.V.); and the Berlin Dermatological Society (Berliner (Dermatologische Gesellschaft e. V.)

He also sits on the program committees for various international conferences, and he chaired the Gordon Research Conference "Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin" in 2011, and was elected president of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists at the IFSCC’s annual meeting in October 2014.

Lademann has authored and co-authored more than 500 peer-reviewed articles.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Peter A. Landa

Director for Personal Care Claims and Measurement Science, Textile Research Institute (TRI) Princeton

Peter A. Landa is currently the director for personal care claims and measurement science at TRI Princeton, a leading independent research institution recognized globally for its contributions to the measurement, development and understanding of technology in personal care, home, textiles, polymers, composites and biomedical products and substrates.

Landa is responsible for third-party claims substantiation, technology development, measurement sciences, and external collaborations with research centers, universities, suppliers and finished goods producers. He has more than 25 years of experience in the personal care industry in various capacities, including product development for ingredients and finished goods, claims substantiation and validation, hair and skin care product applications and evaluation, product sensory development and assessment, analytical research, and reactive chemistry—all for a variety of different personal care products and brands.

Landa's experience spans pharmaceutical companies, ingredient manufacturers, personal care finished goods companies and testing facilities. He has previously held positions at Croda Inc., Ascendia Brands, National Starch and Chemical (ICI) and The Estée Lauder Companies, where he spent more than 14 years in research and development.

Landa received his BS from Queens College, CUNY, and did post graduate work at the University of Connecticut and Cornell University Medical Center, NY. He also received an MBA from Dowling College in Oakland, NY.

He has co-authored more than 40 articles, papers, presentations and posters, and is an inventor on a number of patents and patent applications for personal care.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD

Associate Director, Fellow and Global Sun Care Innovation Platform Leader, Johnson & Johnson

Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD, is currently associate director, fellow and global sun care innovation platform leader at Johnson & Johnson. He most recently served as product development head of color cosmetics, hair care and cleansing. He has partnered with marketing to translate concepts into product formulations, to deliver key claims and consumer needs for multiple skin care brands—including Johnson’s, Neutrogena, Clean and Clear, Aveeno and RoC. He also has developed methods for claim substantiation and to drive prototype development.

Maitra's expertise includes driving innovation through external collaborations, material science, the structure-function relationship of ingredients and formulations, and optical science, color and appearance of personal care products.

He was the recipient of Avon’s Global R&D Achievement Award in 2007 and 2009 and recipient of the Most Innovative Scientist Award for Neutrogena Cosmetics in 2010.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.

President, Siltech, LLC

Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.

Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., has more than 30 years of experience in innovative personal care ingredients. He is president of Siltech LLC, a company he founded in 1989, which specializes in functional silicones and specialty surfactants. O'Lenick has five published books, more than 40 technical articles and is the inventor of more than 260 patents.

Session:

Tuesday, June 23

Alexander Richter

PhD Candidate, Velev Group, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

Alexander Richter

Alexander Richter is a chemical engineering PhD candidate at North Carolina State University. He earned his BS in environmental/biotechnology  engineering with an emphasis on environmental engineering at MCI University—The Entrepreneurial School, Austria, in 2009. He received his MS in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University in 2012.

Richter was selected as one of seven graduate finalists in the 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition. Advised by Orlin Velev, PhD, INVISTA Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Richter was nominated for his project “Silver Nanoparticles Without Metal: A New Generation of Environmentally Benign Antimicrobials.” The project focused on functionalizing biopolymer nanoparticles with silver to kill drug-resistant bacteria, fungi and viruses. Further, his work aims to assist in replacing non-biodegradable nanosystems with environmentally benign, biopolymer-based ones.

Built from lignin and cellulose, his group's nanoparticle technologies are biodegradable, environmentally benign and may potentially be employed as foam and emulsion stabilizers, as drug delivery systems and as matrices for environmental remediation systems.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Robert Ross-Fichtner

President & CEO, Focal Point Research

Robert Ross-Fichtner

Ross-Fichtner has more than 30 years of experience in the formulation, manufacturing and regulation of cosmetics and OTC drugs. He has completed hundreds of regulatory submissions for product registration and approval, and has served as a consultant to Health Canada. He has extensive experience registering warehouse and production facilities, inspecting OTC drug facilities and developing QA programs in Canada and the U.S. In addition to formulating, his many years of experience in research and development include stability testing, analytical chemistry, and product scale up and manufacturing. He has served as the regular science columnist for Canada's Cosmetics Magazine, and is a current contributor to Cosmetics & Toiletries.

Prior to joining FPR, Ross-Fichtner spent nearly 20 years in management positions at Procter & Gamble in both Canada and the U.S. He was involved with all aspects of P&G’s new product program, including formulation, process engineering, packaging, and regulatory and government affairs. In 2007, he was elected to the board of directors of The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. Ross-Fichtner completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in organic chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario.

Session:

Tuesday, June 23

Joseph (Joe) Schwarcz, PhD

Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University

Joe Schwarcz, PhD

Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s “Office for Science & Society.” He is well-known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public, and the Canada native is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry. He hosts "The Dr. Joe Show" on Montreal's CJAD, and has appeared hundreds of times on The Discovery Channel, CTV, CBC, TV Ontario and Global Television.

Schwarcz also writes a newspaper column entitled “The Right Chemistry,” and has authored 12 books (his latest is the “The Right Chemistry”), all of which have made it on to the best seller list. Further, he is an amateur magician, and often spices up his presentations with a little magic.

Schwarcz was awarded the 2010 “Montreal Medal,” which is the Canadian Chemical Institute’s premier prize recognizing lifetime contributions to chemistry. In the spring of 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University. He also holds a previous honorary degree from Athabasca University.

Furthering his work at McGill, in November 2011, the McGill Office for Science and Society received the largest gift ever in Canadian history ($5.5 million) from philanthropist Lorne Trottier to further its work in promoting scientific education and critical thinking.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Mark White

Senior Packaging Engineer, Amway Corp.

Mark White

Mark White is a senior packaging engineer at Amway Corp., and has 24 years of experience in personal care and cosmetic packaging. He has supported multiple Artistry brand product launches, utilizing a wide variety of packaging types and materials—including airless, propel repel, flexible, glass, rigid plastic and metal packaging.

White has worked in both the package design department and the manufacturing engineering department, and was responsible for the initial plant start-up for personal care products at the Artistry's China plant. He has a bachelors of science in packaging engineering from Michigan State University.

Session:

Monday, June 22

Karen Young

CEO, The Young Group

Karen Young

Before opening The Young Group in 1999, Karen was vice president of marketing, advertising, product development and sales promotion for Lancôme. Prior to that, she spent 17 years at Estée Lauder, where she held a variety of executive positions, including executive director of color cosmetics. Karen is an active board member of Fashion Group International. She is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, and she divides her time between New York and Paris, where The Young Group operates offices.

Since opening The Young Group, Karen has worked extensively in all categories of the cosmetic industry. She has developed concepts and products for Smashbox, RoC, Bath and Body Works, Neutrogena, Colgate Palmolive, Vichy and Canyon Ranch. Young has worked on numerous established brands in the beauty category, including Christian Dior Beauté, Shiseido, Parfums Givenchy, Avon and 3M Products. She serves on the advisory board for HBA Global, and is an adjunct professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching product development in the master's program in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management.

Session:

Tuesday, June 23

Moderators

Trefor Evans, PhD

Founder and President, TA Evans LLC

Trefor Evans

Trefor Evans, PhD, has worked in the hair care industry for more 20 years, with the majority of his time spent as a manager in the product development labs of Helene Curtis and Unilever. He also served for five years as director of measurement services at TRI-Princeton (TRI) before establishing his own consultancy, TA Evans LLC, in November 2012.

Evans holds a doctoral degree in physical-analytical chemistry, and specializes in measurement science. In the personal care industry, his activities involved fundamental research, supporting product development efforts, substantiating and validating marketing claims, and a variety of other problem-solving challenges. In addition, he facilitated and taught TRI’s two annual hair training classes. Further, he teaches a series of lectures on hair science as part of the Master’s of Business and Science program in Personal Care Science at Rutgers University.

Evans holds seven patents in the area of hair care, and has published numerous articles in trade magazines and the scientific literature. His work has been awarded twice by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and he is a co-author and co-editor of the book Practical Modern Hair Science, published by Allured Business Media.

S. Peter Foltis

Director of Scientific Affairs, Skin Care, L’Oréal USA

S. Peter Foltis, PhD

S. Peter Foltis, director of scientific affairs for skin care at L’Oréal USA, has been with the company for 22 years. He has served in various R&D roles, including as director of SkinCeuticals and Ralph Lauren Fragrances, and as a senior chemist, group leader and eventually manager of the Skin Treatment division. Prior to L’Oréal, Foltis worked as a chemist at the Lever Brothers Company.

Foltis earned his master’s degree in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy from Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is in pharmacy from Rutgers University. In addition, Foltis has authored and co-authored several books, book chapters and articles on topics ranging from shaving preparations and antioxidants to UV protection and self-tanners.

Foltis is a registered pharmacist in the state of New Jersey, as well as a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He currently holds pending patents covering drug delivery, dosage form stabilization, photoprotection strategies, eczema treatment and other novel skin treatment formulations.

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