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Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine is pleased to add two fresh faces to its Advisory Board. The board now will include the expertise of Russel M. Walters, PhD, a research fellow with Johnson & Johnson, and Peter Tsolis, group leader for the skin care division at the Estée Lauder Companies. C&T magazine's Advisory Board lends its expertise to peer review articles that are submitted to the magazine before they are considered for print.
"The addition of these two esteemed members will really help to focus C&T magazine on the needs of the personal care formulator," said Rachel Grabenhofer, senior editor. She adds, "As advisors, they will not only assist in the direction of the content we develop, they also peer review article submissions for soundness of science and fit for our audience. We are really pleased to have them aboard."
Walters earned doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During graduate school, he co-founded the nanotechnology start-up Ocular Technologies, which developed the a durable self-assembled monolayer (SAM) coating, In 2003, Walters joined Johnson & Johnson, and his work in polymer/surfactant interactions and surfactant effects on skin has led to the development of hydrophobically-modified polymers for improved mildness in cleansers and over 25 patents and patent applications. In 2009, he and his colleagues received the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’s (SCC) Best Paper Award for their work on tissue-compatible mild cleansing systems. Additionally, J&J awarded Walters the Philip B. Hofmann Research Scientist Award for his work on novel mild cleansing systems. Collaborating with academic and industrial researchers, his current research interests include: particle stabilized emulsions; skin lipid monolayer organization; surfactant dynamics; and the history of cleansing. Walters has presented papers at a range of scientific conferences including the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, and PA Nanotechnology and regularly gives lectures at the University of Pennsylvania.
For the past 14 years, Peter Tsolis has held various positions with several brands for the Estée Lauder Companies, where his work has led to a number of product launches. Throughout his career, he has had cross-functional responsibilities ranging from innovation to business development. Tsolis is an active member of the SCC, having served as past chair of the Long Island chapter, where currently he serves as national area director. He has given numerous presentations at industry and university conferences in the areas of skin care formulation, delivery systems and new technology. His research interests include innovative technology, optimizing activity in formulas and marketing in the personal care market.
Other current members of the advisory board include: Eric Abrutyn; Theresa Chen (J&J); George Deckner (P&G); Zoe Diane Draelos, MD; Mindy Goldstein, PhD; Karl Krummel (L'Oreal); Eric Perrier (LVMH); Luigi Rigano; Chris Vaughan; David Steinberg; Paul Thau; and Johann Wiechers, PhD.