We recently sat down with Juliana Bernalostos-Boy, R&T manager for DSM Engineering Materials, to learn more about her role at DSM and her efforts to turn her vision of the North American Research &Technology Center, in Troy, Michigan, into a reality.
Tell us a little bit about what you do at DSM.
I’ve been working for DSM for a little over five years now. I started out as a scientist at the company’s Geleen, Netherlands, location, and was in this role for about two years.
That was a great opportunity to see how we apply our Bright Science across all our materials businesses. While there, I worked on projects for DSM Biomedical, DSM Coating Resins, and DSM Engineering Materials. Then I had the opportunity to move to Troy, Michigan, to lead the creation of our Tech Center. I was in the role of Tech Center manager for a year, and I’ve been in my current role as North American R&T manager since 2017.