Scientist: Rebekah Smith
Title: North American Field Applications Scientist, Skin Cleansing
Years with Lubrizol: 11
Location: Brecksville, Ohio
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Baldwin Wallace University
Years of experience: 11
Focus: Providing technical support to customers and developing Lubrizol product offerings.
Recent accomplishment: Developing formulations for a new line of mild cleansing body washes. The creation of formulations for the promotion of a newly developed polymer, Carbopol® Aqua SF-3, released in 2018. This rheology modifier offers unprecedented suspension in low-viscosity systems.
“Becky consistently provides a unique balance of excellent formulation development skills, an in-depth knowledge of personal cleansing ingredients and highly energized customer focus,” said Steve Smith, field application manager, skin cleansing.
“She has made significant contributions to her team and the organization by solving issues for our customers and utilizing our ingredients to develop value-added formulations that provide consumer benefits,” added Michael Knopf, global technical manager, skin cleansing.
“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to support our customers, from technical questions and product recommendations to fully formulated solutions. It’s something different every day. I never know what to expect when I come in to work and I love that!”