Article by: Perry Romanowski

I’m going to be speaking tonight at the University of Minnesota.  Here is the information.  If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by & say hi.

How to become a cosmetic chemist and why you would want to.

Speaker Bio:    Perry Romanowski has been formulating cosmetic products and creating solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990?s.  He most recently worked in the hair care innovation group at Alberto Culver. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. He is currently Vice President at Brains Publishing and is responsible for producing Chemists Corner and other science educational websites & products. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.

Abstract:  Chemistry majors and science majors in general are typically focused on completing courses and do not focus on what they are going to do with their degrees once they finished with school.  Some people may go on to graduate school but most eventually will leave school and become industrial chemists. The cosmetic field offers an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge of chemistry to the development of products that are sold on store shelves.  This talk will introduce scientists to the cosmetic industry and discuss some of the science and jobs that are available.  Perry will also cover some of the popular misconceptions about cosmetics and cosmetic chemicals.

Date:  Tuesday, October 16, 2012


University of Minnesota
Smith Hall — rm 117/119
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Room 117/119 is to the right off the lobby of Smith Hall.

Parking ramp is on Church street.

Pizza dinner will be catered in.



5:30   Social

6:00   Dinner

7:00   Speaker



Members $25

Non-Members $30

Students – Free

Please visit to pay online.  We also accept Cash or Check at the door.



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      Sorry Robert, I didn’t have a way to record it. (I forgot my phone power charger otherwise I would’ve recorded it on my phone.) I’ll try to for the next one.

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