Lubrizol Life Science 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: Jordi Gálvez
Title: Technical supervisor, Biotechnology Department, Lipotec™ Active Ingredients
Years with Lubrizol: 8
Education: PhD in Biotechnology and Master’s in Chemical Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Years of experience: 17
Focus: Procuring biotechnological libraries and developing bioprocesses to produce new active ingredients for personal care.
Recent accomplishments: Recently concluded a project to isolate and culture an extremophile microorganism found only in highly saline marine environments and then purify the active ingredient in compliance with cost and scale-up restrictions. The active ingredient eventually will be used as a skin beauty booster.
Quote: “What attracted me to this field is you’re able to deal with many microorganisms and you’re learning every day because every project is different and so is every microorganism. You’re challenged continuously on this job and definitely never get bored. It’s amazing how something so tiny and apparently so simple can solve such complex problems.”