Dr. Manuel Gamez-Garcia, PhD
Ashland Specialty Ingredients
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 Montreal University (Ecole Polytechnique) in Canada.
He worked two years for Pirelli Corporation in the field of physical and chemical properties of polymers. Since then he has held the positions of Manager of Claim Substantiation at Croda, Inc., Applications Manager Personal Care at Dow Chemical Co/Amerchol Corporation, Hair Care Manager for Firmenich, Inc., Senior Research Scientist at Ciba, Group Leader Hair Care R&D at BASF, and currently he is a Research Fellow at Ashland Specialty Ingredients.
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 Society of Cosmetic Chemists Award for the best published paper and in 2011 he received the prestigious Shaw Mudge award for his work on hair straightening and heat damage.