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2017 Education Seminar Speaker Spotlight: Anne Dussaud (Momentive)

We are pleased to highlight Anne who will be speaking about the benefits of silicones and the anti-aging hair claims.


Anne Dussaud earned her doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the National Center for Scientific Research in France. She did her post-doc at Princeton University where she won the 1999 Frankiel award from the American Physical Society.

She worked for seven years at Unilever US and joined Momentive in 2007, where she is responsible for identifying and characterizing novel polymers for hair care applications. She is the Inventor of several patents and author of many  publications.

Anne has 15+ years experience in all phases of R&D: project management, leadership, strategy planning, charter agreement with marketing, cross-functional collaborations, interaction with process team and assistance with scale-up, regulatory, intellectual property. She has extensive experience in managing projects in a multicultural environment. Experience interacting with customers and executing technical briefs. She has a proven record of innovations related to personal care products and novel polymer systems

She is also an inspiring mentor and leader with strategic thinking. Anne has worked as a creative material scientist with experience in…

  • Complex fluids
  • Interfacial properties
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Polymers
  • Proteins.

Anne also possesses an in-depth understanding of silicone polymer properties and extensive knowledge of sensorial and functional aspects of personal care formulations. She is passionate about the role of R&D for today’s industrial challenges, especially as it relates to sustainability

2017 Ed Seminar Speaker Spotlight: Kathy Rainone (BASF)

Kathy Rainone

Key Account Manager at DeWolf Chemical

Not only is Kathy our Chair, but she is also a veteran in sales. Here is a bit about Kathy…

Kathy responsible for growing sales consistent with budget demands via executing business strategy, technical competence and relationship building. Averaged double digit growth annually.

Won Azelis Americas Sales Award 2016

Recipient of the first Bradford Soap Works Supplier Innovation Award 2016

2017 Ed Seminar speaker spotlight: Trefor Evans


Dr. Trefor Evans has worked in the hair care industry for over 25 years. The first 16 of these were spent as a scientist and manager in the product development labs of large consumer good companies (Helene Curtis and Unilever). He then served for five years as Director of Measurement Services at TRI-Princeton (TRI), where he now holds the titles Director of Research and Institute Fellow and is responsible for TRI’s Research Program.

Dr. Evans holds a Ph.D. in Physical-Analytical Chemistry and has spent his career using measurement science to support the development, launch and maintenance of many international cosmetic brands and products. These activities include fundamental research, supporting product development efforts, substantiating and validating marketing claims, and a variety of miscellaneous problem-solving.

Dr. Evans is highly active in the hair care industry through many working relationships with companies of all shape and size. He is a regular presenter at International Hair Conferences and has been an invited speaker at many technical meetings and symposia. He was Chairman of both the 6th and 7th International Conference on Applied Hair Science – and will have the same role for next year’s 8th iteration of this same event.

Dr. Evans has published numerous articles in trade magazines and the scientific literature and is co-author and co-editor of the book “Practical Modern Hair Science”. He writes a regular column on Hair and Hair Testing for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine – and also sits on this publication’s advisory board. He is Technical Editor for the Journal of Cosmetic Science, and also serves on the Expert Reviewing Panel for International Journal of Cosmetic Science and the Textile Research Journal. He holds seven patents in the area of hair care and his research work has been awarded by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists on three separate occasions.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Evans has facilitated and taught TRI’s two annual training classes on Hair Science and Product Claims which have been held in the US and Europe. He guest lectures on the subject of Hair and Hair Science at a variety of academic cosmetic programs and has instructed at events organized by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

You can learn more about Dr. Evans at

2016 Educational Seminar Presentations

Didn’t make it to this year’s Ed Seminar?

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. The presenters from this year’s seminar were gracious enough to provide copies of their presentations to share here on our website. Please click the links below and let us know what you think.





We’ve also got some great photos of our presenters and audience. A few images are posted below. Click here to go to our photos page.

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