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Course Instructor

Manuel Gamez-Garcia, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University


Manuel Gamez-Garcia received his Master’s degree in Electrochemistry from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, and his PhD in Engineering Physics in the field of Polymers from the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada. He has held the positions of Manager of Claim Substantiation at Croda, Inc., Applications Manager Personal Care at Dow Chemical/Amerchol Corporation, Hair Care Manager at Firmenich, Inc., Senior Research Scientist at Ciba, Group Leader Hair Care R&D at BASF, and Research Fellow at Ashland Specialty Ingredients in charge of Hair Care Upstream.

Dr. Gamez-Garcia is the author of numerous publications on hair physical properties, hair damage, hair conditioning, and delivery of actives from shampoos. In 2000, he received the SCC Award for the best published paper from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and in 2011 he received the Shaw Mudge award for his work on hair straightening and heat damage. Currently, Dr. Gamez- Garcia is an instructor for the Graduate School of Natural Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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