Princeton ACS section meeting

29 Jan 2020 1:31 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

Meeting of the Princeton ACS Section.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

 Lisa Veliath, PhD - Senior Research Investigator, International Flavors & Fragrances 

“Terpene Chemistry in the Fragrance Industry”

Ron Gabbard, PhD - Director, Delivery Systems, International Flavors & Fragrances 

Takashi Sasaki, PhD - Senior Research Investigator, International Flavors & Fragrances 

 “Fragrance Delivery”

Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University; Mixer 5:30 pm; Lecture 6:00 pm followed by dinner


Abstract: Terpenes are fundamental building blocks for fragrance ingredients. Presented will be some insight into IFF as a leader in the fragrance industry, what it’s like to work as a synthetic chemist in Fragrance Ingredient R&D, and some classic chemistry that is conducted on a multi-ton scale to supply the consumer demand for aroma chemicals. Examples of odor categories will be demonstrated on blotters. 


Incorporation of fragrances into delivery systems designed for specific applications and shelf-life requirements will be discussed. Examples will be demonstrated.


Biographies: Lisa Veliath is currently a Senior Research Investigator for Fragrance Ingredient Synthesis at IFF. She received her BS in Chemistry/Nutrition from Fordham University and her PhD in Organic Chemistry from Rutgers University under Dr. Roger Jones. Her professional career has spanned several areas of industry, including pharmaceuticals (Merck), agrochemical analytical research (Eurofins) and consumer products (Kraftfoods). She has been at IFF for 7 years.


Ronald Gabbard is the Director for Delivery Systems at IFF.  His team focuses on the encapsulation and controlled release of flavors and fragrances in a wide range of applications.  Dr. Gabbard received his BS, MS, and PhD, all in chemical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology where he is also an accessional adjunct faculty member and is also on the Chemical and Material Engineering Department’s Industrial Advisory Board.


Takashi Sasaki is a Senior Research Investigator for Delivery Systems at IFF. His research focuses on fragrance encapsulation technologies in various consumer product application. He received his BS with University Honors in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from Rice University in Organic Chemistry and Material Science under Professor James M. Tour. Before joining IFF, Takashi completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands under Professor Ben Feringa.


Reservations: The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer and dinner will be in the CaFe area of the atrium and the lecture in room A57. Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty and Fitzrandolph Roads or other lots along Ivy Lane after 5:00 pm. (see  Registration is required for this meeting. The seminar is free and open to the public.  Dinner is $25 ($10 for students) and $22.50 if prepaid with credit card (select "pay by debit or credit card").  Our website link for reservations and prepayment will be active shortly at If you have questions, contact  Dinner registration deadline is February 9, 2020.

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