Meet the Minds

Meet the Minds: Wing Li

Posted by LLS Beauty Technical Team on 09/17/2018

Scientist: Wing Li

Title: Senior research chemist, hair care applications

Years with Lubrizol: 10

Location: Piscataway, N.J.

Education: MS, Chemistry, Rutgers University; BS, Chemistry, St. John’s University

Years of experience: 27

Focus: Developing new polymers and formulations that allow products to perform better on hair.

Recent accomplishment: Completing the development of the breakthrough Fixate™ Keratin hair-smoothing technology. Li assumed leadership of the project after it already had been years in development and brought it to fruition. “It is more user-friendly, formaldehyde free, glyoxylic free, and does not change hair color. It’s also pH-neutral and easy to use – that’s why it’s exciting,” he said, adding that it is gratifying to see how well it’s being received by the industry.

Li’s leadership and unassuming nature draw applause from his coworkers. “His technical expertise is very valuable and helpful to the team. He’s admired by everyone who works with him, but he always remains modest,” said Jean Harry Xavier, Ph.D., Global Hair Care Technical Manager.  

Quote: “I like to think before I do anything and I like to face challenges. Sometimes, you fail, but you learn from the failure and how you can improve yourself.”  

LLS Beauty Technical Team

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