Gopinathan Menon | AIChE

Gopinathan Menon

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

Gopinathan K. Menon obtained his MS and PhD Degrees from the University of Baroda, India; and held a Faculty position there. In 1979, was awarded a Homi Bhabha Fellowship, and a Visiting Professorship at Michigan State University where he worked on Electron Microscopy of skin. In a later sabbatical at Dermatology department of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (1982- 84) he started to focus on skin barrier, in collaboration with Prof. Peter Elias, and became a full time Research Faculty in Dermatology at UCSF (1988-1993). From 1993 to 2017, he held various research positions in the personal care industry in the USA, including Principal Research Fellow & Head, Skin Biology research at  Avon Products, and Senior Research Fellow at the International Specialty Products & Ashland, Inc. Presently he is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; but based in the east coast where he is engaged as a consultant with the personal care industry His Honors include being awarded a Homi Bhabha Fellowship, elected as a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Barrier Function of Mammalian Skin (2011), and induction to the GRC Chairs’ Hall of Fame (2012). He has been an invited speaker at several national and International meetings, and has over a hundred publications including research papers, reviews, and book chapters.