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Doing Something Meaningful

Our people put their talents, energy and passion into making our brand promise 'Bright Science. Brighter Living.™' happen.

Everyday our employees work in diverse areas of health, nutrition and materials, creating value for our customers by helping them provide solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

'Doing Something Meaningful' captures this passion and effort by sharing the stories of our employees and partners.


Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey

At the age of 21, Biological Sciences student Eileen Bailey attended a lecture by professor Paul Behrens, who inspired her to start a career in studying the health benefits of omega fatty acids from algae. At DSM she developed a finger stick assay for measuring omega-3 status in a drop of blood. Her dream is to help people taking a more pro-active approach towards their own health; prevention rather than medication.

Norman Salem

Norman Salem

Norman Salem, Senior Science Fellow Nutritional Lipids at DSM, talks about how back in 1973 as a young grad student, he became fascinated and passionate about the then largely-ignored omega 3 acid called DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). Today, DHA is a staple of infant milk formulations and can be found in everything from sports drinks to supplements –and Norman has been there every step of the way…

Jens Thies

Jens Thies

If you were one of the millions of people suffering from a chronic eye disease like glaucoma, wouldn’t you welcome an easy way to deliver medication to your eye? Jens Thies, scientist at DSM and his team have been working on finding a solution for this societal need.  

Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams is a recent graduate who’s joined the DSM Innovation Center. His job is to come up with new innovations that can have a positive impact on the world in 10 to 20 years from now.

Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Dr. Klaus Kraemer is the Director of Sight and Life, DSM's humanitarian nutrition think tank caring about the world's most vulnerable populations, and existing to help improve their nutritional status. Dr. Kraemer talks passionately about his work to help break the vicious cycle of poverty and malnutrition.

Kalpana Beesabathuni

Kalpana Beesabathuni

Kalpana works for Sight and Life, DSM’s humanitarian nutrition think tank, where she connects research to action through partnerships, particularly in the field of vitamins and other micro nutrients, thereby helping to eradicate malnutrition.

Alexander Radspieler

Alexander Radspieler

Together with his team Alexander developed a new ingredient for hairstyling products, called TILAMAR®. The result is a non-sticky ultimate hold with fast drying properties.

Petra Simic

Petra Simic

Petra leads a team tackling a challenging project to develop an innovative animal feed with the aim of reducing the methane, a greenhouse gas, emitted by cows.

Yi Li

Yi Li

Yi’s work on sustainable solutions that impact people's daily lives delivered an anti-reflective coating that reduces the reflection of light off glass, enhancing the efficiency of solar panels.

Marc Hendriks

Marc Hendriks

Marc and his team at DSM Biomedical were inspired by the mythical Fountain of Youth to develop new approaches to 'Regenerative Medicine', creating smarter solutions for people throughout the world.

Giovanni Henssen

Giovanni Henssen

Giovanni and his team at DSM Dyneema worked on specialized clothing for cyclists, improving their protection in the event of a crash, whilst remaining comfortable and unrestrictive.

Sandra Klein Nagelvoort

Sandra Klein Nagelvoort

Sandra's team at DSM Resins worked with the Dutch Women's Olympic rowing eight to develop a stiffer, more energy efficient hull. The eight won a bronze medal at London 2012.