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SCC Annual Meeting Focus: The Means to an End
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: December 22, 2009
From left: Randy Wickett, PhD, 2009 vice president-elect of the SCC; Gary Agisim, 2009 president of the SCC; Jim Akerson, Merit Award winner; and Robert Lochhead, PhD, 2009 SCC vice president.
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After the morning sessions, the conference took a recess to allow attendees time to peruse the technical showcase followed by lunch, which featured not only good food, but also a host of awards recognizing esteemed members of the society. Janusz Jachowicz, PhD, of Better Cosmetics LLC, was presented the Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award for his significant work in measuring the physical properties of hair and in developing instrumentation used throughout the industry for hair measurements, as well as his work using theoretical science principles to predict product behavior on hair.
The Shaw Mudge Award sponsored by BASF Corp. was presented to Trefor Evans, PhD, for his paper, “Quantifying Differences in the Propensity for Breakage in Afro and Caucasian Hair,” presented at the 2009 Annual Scientific Seminar. The Allan B. Black Award, sponsored by Presperse LLC, was presented to Rodolphe Korichi, PhD, and co-authors for their paper, “Why Women Use Makeup: Implication of Psychological Traits in Makeup Functions,” which was published in the SCC Journal of Cosmetic Science.
The Hans A. Schaeffer Award, sponsored by Arch Personal Care Products, was presented to Renee Bolden, PhD, and co-authors for their paper presented at the 2009 Annual Scientific Seminar, “Flow Cell Microscopy: A Novel Method to Visualize Product Deposition on Hair.” Croda Inc. sponsored the Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award for the best paper submitted to the SCC Journal of Cosmetic Science on hair care technology in 2008, which went to Yin Hessefort and co-authors for her paper, “True Porosity Measurement of Hair: A New Way to Study Hair Damage Mechanisms.”
The Des Goddard Award, also presented by Arch Personal Care Products, recognized the most innovative paper on the topic of polymer science, which presented at the 2009 Annual Scientific Seminar. “Characterization of Hair Damage and Its Effect on Hair Color Fading and the Routes for Color Protection for Shampoo Stripping,” written by Yan Zhou and co-authors, received this honor. The Society of Cosmetic Chemists Award, sponsored by The Hallstar Company, recognized the best paper presented at the SCC Annual Scientific Seminar in 2009 related to protecting against damage caused to human skin by UV radiation. “SPF Retention via Silicone Derivatives,” by Stacy A. Mundschau and co-authors, received the award. Finally, C&T magazine presented Dr. Seeman with the Frontiers of Science Award for his look to the horizon of personal care.
Following the awards luncheon, attendees returned for an afternoon session on modeling and data assessment, moderated by Martha Tate, PhD, of Kimberly-Clark. Starting off the session, George Fitzgerald, PhD, of Accelerys Inc. presented, “Advanced Regression Models for Soap Reformulation.” His presentation showed an approach that successfully produced predictive models to understand existing processes as well as discover new processes. In the example given on soap formulations, he discussed how the model could be used to optimize formulation performance by finding the values of individual ingredient properties.