Meet the Minds

Meet the Minds... Joseph Prata

Posted by Lubrizol Personal Care Technical Team on 02/18/2019

Lubrizol Personal Home and Health Care innovation would not be possible without our brilliant scientists and researchers. This is the latest in a series of profiles of the men and women behind our products.

Scientist: Joseph Prata

Title: Research chemist

Years with Lubrizol: 4

Location: Brecksville, Ohio

Education: Ph.D., Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; B.S., University of Rhode Island

Years of experience: 7

Focus: Developing new polymers to meet customers’ needs and improve Lubrizol product offerings.  

Recent accomplishment: Developing Carbopol® Aqua SF-3, a new polymer released this year. This rheology modifier offers low viscosity with unprecedented suspension for foaming products. Also assisted in the development of the Carbopol SMART Polymers platform.  

“Joe is a brilliant chemist – curious, intelligent, hard-working and always challenging himself to excel,” said Sinan Li, technology manager of rheology. “In a short period of time in Lubrizol, he has already made significant contributions to new product development and problem solving for existing liquid rheology platform technologies. His expertise has been recognized by cross-functional teams, including commercial, operation and application. Joe is an excellent member on the rheology team.”

Quote: “I love being on the bench. I love designing and synthesizing new molecules. It’s a lot of fun and it’s really challenging.”
Lubrizol Personal Care Technical Team

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