Samiul Amin Associate ProfessorManhattan CollegeSamiul Amin,is currently Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College. He also holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at the Long Island University School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining academia in March 2018, Prof. Amin has worked in industry for the past 20 years working across Engineering, R&D and Innovation Management in global multinationals such as ExxonMobil, Unilever, L’Oreal and Malvern Instruments in Asia, Europe and the US. Prof. Amin’s expertise is in colloids & complex fluids, rheology, tribology, advanced characterization and formulation design of consumer, personal care, homecare and biopharmaceutical products. Prof. Amin’s research at Manhattan College is focused on formulation design and performance optimization of consumer, cosmetic and homecare products based on novel sustainable materials such as biosurfactants and biopolymers and novel polymer chemistries including stimuli responsive or smart polymers all of which are sourced through collaborations with polymer and materials companies. Optimization of formulations is carried out through utilization of high throughput automation platforms and advanced characterization techniques. Prof.Amin’s group additionally works on powder flowability and powder formulation optimization through building mechanistic understanding on powder rheology. Prof.Amin has served on many committees of national and international societies/organizations such as the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)/Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) etc and has Chaired numerous international conferences in the complex fluids/soft matter area in Europe and the US. Prof.Amin received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, his MS in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and his BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. Prof.Amin also carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in the Soft Condensed Matter Physics Group at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.