Dr. George Polson
Dr. George Polson
M. Phil. and Ph.D. (Org. Chemistry, 1987) from Syracuse University
, NY, after securing a B.Sc/M.Sc in Applied Chemistry (Essential Oils/Fats) from the University of Kerala, India.
In 1987 he joined OLIN Chemicals as a Sr. Research Chemist in the molecular and vibrational spectroscopy department and later worked in various areas in central R&D holding increasing responsibilities in new product development.
He has also worked in product registration and global technical support.
He became the Technology Manager for Arch Personal Care Products in 1999 and led product development efforts.
also held a commercial responsibility for developing new business in China for personal care ingredients.
assumed the responsibilities of managing the analytical and microbiology groups and providing regulatory support for product registration for the antimicrobials business group.
As Director of Technology services, he managed a large global group of scientists people in analytical, microbiology and process development areas and provided support for all of Arch's global businesses (technology support, product development, manufacturing support and regulatory data support)
was the first rank Gold Medalist in M.Sc (specializing in essential oils) from the University of Kerala
has also completed the Management of Technology program at the Kellogg School of Business
is the author of several scientific publications and holds 8 patents and has published and presented several papers at the FACSS
and SETAC meetings.
was awarded the prize for the best technical paper (2000) for his
presentation on the "Chemistry of Curry" by the CT chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
was involved in the Marine Anti-fouling Workshop at the University of Portsmouth, England
(1998), the Perspectives on Percutaneous Permeation at the University of Montpelier, France
(1999), presented a technical paper on "Zinc pyrithione - a Highly Effective Anti-dandruff Active", at the Personal Care Ingredients - Asia conference in Bangkok, Thailand (2000), presented several posters/papers on the environmental fate and behaviour of pyrithione molecules at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry conference at Lille, France (2005) and co-authored a poster on "Scalp benefits of zinc" for the World Dermatology Congress
in Argentina (2007).
He has been a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the past 20 years and is also a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), Sigma Xi Society and Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA).
He served as an industry member of the Connecticut Innovation and Technology Program and also acted as the liaison from Arch Chemicals for the Industry Associates Program at the University of Connecticut.