Samina Azad Ph.D.

School Attended:
University of Wisconsin/ Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry 

Current Position:
R&D Manager, Consumer Packaged Good (CPG) Industry

What do you love about your job?
Developing high performing teams that can push technology forward using chemistry, engineering, analytics and automation. 

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
Science is easy. You can always figure out a technical challenge. Focus on understanding people and how to work well with them - this is the key to success. 

What is your dream vacation?
Hiking on the Red Rocks

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
Strive

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Negotiation

Ask me about: 
Career planning, job search techniques, prepping for interviews, what to expect and how to succeed in an industry role, networking, non-traditional jobs for technical people, understanding your strengths, working in a cross-functional team;

Technical Skills:

Consumer Packaged Goods in Plastic, Paper, Steel/Aluminum, Nanomaterials, Composites, Disposable Packaging for Food/Healthcare, Product Life Cycle and Sustainability, Analytical Testing, Design Thinking, Regulatory Compliance, LEAN Six Sigma, Product Development, Stage Gate;