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Advancements in the field of chemistry have arguably been some of the most important advancements throughout history. From the development of modern medicine to the creation of rubber, chemistry has played a vital role in shaping the world we live in today. 

With chemistry relating to so many aspects of everyday life, the possibilities with careers in chemistry are endless! Here are some professionals we know who love their careers in chemistry:

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIST

Callie Ayers

The Dow Chemical Company

Uses her knowledge of chemistry to help keep the planet clean

 

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Morgan Brashear

Procter & Gamble

Brings the science behind products such as Febreze, Dawn, Cascade, Swiffer, and Mr. Clean to life for customers, media, and influencers

 

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Juan Callejas, Ph.D.

The Dow Chemical Company

Develops new and more sustainable polymers for paints and coatings

 

 

 

 

ANALYTICAL CHEMIST

Stephanie Carouthers

BASF Corporation

Investigates chemistry mysteries to produce things we need, like concrete and paint

 

 

STYRENE, PODer AND SOLVENTS COMMERCIAL MANAGER AMERICAS

Calvin Emanuel, Ph.D.

Shell Chemical Company

Identifies how to use all parts of chemicals, like to fight bacteria in water or infections in people

 

 

STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGER

Joy Gallagher, Ph.D.

The Dow Chemical Company

Drives advancements in road marking technology at the intersection of science and business

 

 

 

 

 

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Ian Gresham

Univar

Expands the use of his company’s products in the chemistry business

 

 

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Danniebelle Haase

The Dow Chemical Company

Makes new products (polymers) for paint and coatings to beautify our world and keep us safe

 

 

 

 

SENIOR SCIENTIST

Atiya Jordan-Brown, Ph.D.

Procter & Gamble

Develops innovative ways to measure products such as paper towels and tissue products to make sure they work well every time 

 

 

TECHNICAL SERVICE & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Afia S. Karikari

The Dow Chemical Company

Uses her knowledge in chemistry to develop and provide ingredients that deliver innovative products for home and personal care applications that add value to life for consumers around the world

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIST

Iris Liu

Procter & Gamble

Develops the technology that will go into hair care products five or ten years from today

 

 

SCIENTIST

Leo Oquendo, Ph.D.

Procter & Gamble

Uses chemistry knowledge to make materials (such as diapers and wipes) feel softer when they come in contact with skin 

 

 


TECHNICAL MARKETING MANAGER, INORGANIC 

Jonathan Paiz, Ph.D.

Sasol

Expertly advises on how chemicals can impact energy use and our environment

 

 

RESEARCH SPECIALIST 

Priya Patel

Procter & Gamble

Makes the material that will be used as “cleaning agents” in P&G’s soaps, detergents, and shampoos

 

 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

Kaitlyn Pietrusewicz

Brenntag North America, Inc.

Enforces rules for safety and quality so that the chemistry remains pure in things like food and water

 

 

RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Saswati Pujari

The Dow Chemical Company

Uses physics and chemistry to design polymers for tomorrow’s technologies, including plastic packaging, wires and cables, and adhesives

 

 

 

GROUP HEAD, HOME CARE R&D 

John Stickney, Ph.D.

Procter & Gamble

Studies new products that people want to use at home, and then makes them

 

 

If YOU have a career in chemistry, contact us to share your story!

Learn more about careers in chemistry:

  • The American Chemical Society’s Chemistry Careers page
  • STEM Jobs online
  • The Chemical Heritage Foundation’s videos, including Scientists You Must Know and Women in Chemistry: