SCC collaborates with University of Miami to offer cosmetics courses

The US Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has taken the wraps off an education collaboration with the University of Miami’s College of Engineering.

The SCC will work with the university to produce short courses related to various aspects of cosmetic science and product development.

The first course in the collaboration will be a two-day event occurring at the school’s Coral Gables, Florida campus on 27-28 March titled ‘High Throughput Formulation and Advanced Prototype Testing’ and instructed by Professor Samiul Amin.

The course will highlight automation advancements and marry them with advanced characterization and prototype development to allow participants to really understand the interplay of science and technology.

“In terms of the future, the cosmetics and personal care industry is going to start looking towards robotics, automation, AI, and machine learning to speed up the process of prototype development,” said Professor Amin.

“This will free up time for formulators and people working in R&D to effectively and efficiently design new products, applications, and performance benefits,” he added.

During the laboratory portions of the course, attendees will learn automated formulation techniques via a Chemspeed automation platform, as well as advanced characterization methods using a high sensitivity rheometer (Netszch), dynamic light scattering, and an optical tensiometer.

For those looking for a review prior to taking the High Throughput course, the SCC is also offering an online, on-demand version of its popular Fundamentals of Surfactants, Emulsions, and Polymers for Cosmetic Formulations course, also instructed by Professor Amin, and featuring a Live Instructor Q&A session on 18 March.

“The SCC is excited to collaborate with the University of Miami in demonstrating how digital technologies are advancing the science of cosmetics and personal care,” said SCC chief executive Erica O’Grady..

“We are continuing to build on the strong foundation in the region established by our Florida Chapter via their regular educational meetings and bi-annual Sunscreen Symposium,” she added.

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