Applied Surfactant Science for Personal Care and Home Care Applications

Duration: 9 Hours
Course Instructor

Samiul Amin

$ 1746
Discounts: We offer a 10% group discount when you register 2 or more attendees (up to 10). Contact us for groups over 10.

Course description

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This course’s primary focus is developing fundamental principles of surfactant science that are necessary for formulating and optimizing personal care and home care products based on surfactants. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the physico-chemical properties required for optimizing key performance criteria, such as emulsification, cleansing, and foaming.

The course will delve into surfactant self-assembly processes, including key microstructures such as wormlike micelles and lamellar gel phases, to build an understanding of the linkages between microstructure, property, and performance.

This course will cover the optimization of surfactant-based formulations for various products, including facial cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, and home care products. Practical case studies and simulations will be provided to allow attendees to apply their newfound knowledge. One area of focus will be on biosurfactants.

The course will include a workshop where participants can collaborate to brainstorm formulation challenges for sustainable alternatives like biosurfactants. They will develop experimental programs to mitigate risk by utilizing principles learned in the course.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of fundamental surfactant science and surfactant properties required to optimize key performance criteria-cleansing, foaming, emulsification
  • Describe surfactant self-assembly and properties and performance of various surfactant microstructures-wormlike micelles, lamellar gel phases
  • List the viscosity and rheology controlling mechanisms in various surfactant microstructures
  • Review surfactant interactions with polymers and other formulation materials
  • Explain the advanced characterization techniquesrequired to establish structure-property-performance links in surfactant-based
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This course will be of interest and value to scientists, formulators, supervisors, and managers engaged in development, formulation, production, analytical characterization of personal care and home care products that require a good working knowledge of applied surfactant science.

Job titles include, but are not limited to:

  • R&D
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Process Engineering
  • Formulation
  • Production


Course Instructor


Samiul Amin

Professor of Practice, Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Miami

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