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Roman Imhof

Corporate Science Fellow, Chemical Sciences

Roman Imhof, DSM Corporate Science Fellow, Chemical Sciences (photo copyright M. Kobrehel, Bern)

I’m currently working on…

My day-to-day activities fall into two categories. On the one hand, I manage the Chemical Research Center of DNP Nutritional Products, and on the other hand I work ad interim as a Corporate Science Fellow at DSM. This involves a lot of networking, bringing people together, solving day-to-day problems, assuring a safe working environment, and developing and maintaining state-of-the-art infrastructure. Last, but not least, it’s about discussing science, helping people to develop, shaping scientific ideas and defining research strategies. In short, it’s the best job of the world!

The aspect of my work that excites and inspires me the most is…

Working with curious and open-minded people to achieve collaborative success. Equally, I’m inspired by looking beyond the boundaries of my own scientific area and trying to shape our future product portfolio. At DSM, I’m part of a company that values sustainability and safety – not only on paper, but also in reality. We are highly committed to these values and we really “walk the talk”.

The breakthrough I would most like to see in my field is...

Getting the ultimate lowest cost, most sustainable production process of one of our big products into a plant. Personally, I’d love to participate in the development of the next two or three big-ticket items that will shape the future of our company for years to come.

Key areas of expertise

  • Project and Research Center management
  • Research and development of chemical processes

Based in

Kaiseraugst, Switzerland