Intro: Lubrizol Personal and Home 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: Juan Cebrián, Ph.D.
Title: Senior Scientist EMEA Technical Service
Years with Lubrizol: 22 years
Location: Gavà, Spain
Education: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona
Years of experience: 22 years
Focus: Using his wide experience in active ingredients and delivery systems, Juan provides technical support to our customers across LLS Beauty in Spain, Portugal, the Middle East, and Africa. He also develops new concepts for these markets to promote our ingredients.
Recent accomplishments: Juan developed PemuPur™ START polymer that won the Gold Award as the Best Functional Ingredient during In-Cosmetics Global 2022. Recently, he helped a customer to formulate a hair color protection line with Lubrizol Life Science ingredients. He will present a podium presentation during the next IFSCC in Barcelona in September 2023.
Quote: In R&D, we can learn much more from a failure than from a success at the first trial. It’s a question of resilience and thinking out of the box. Sometimes you must take a step back to see the solution that is right next to you.