CBE, CNSI, CSEP, GSDS, UCSB Office of Development Parent Fund, WiSE presents a Career Talk Seminar, Aidee Duarte, Ph.D., Product Developer at The Clorox Company
Current Topics in Bioengineering Career Talk
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
2:00– 3:00 pm
*Light refreshments will be provided*
Aidee Duarte, Ph.D.
Product Developer at The Clorox Company
Career Talk: Transitioning from Academia to Industry: the first few years
During this talk, I will share my experience in transitioning from academia to industry. This talk will include the transferable skills I learned as a graduate student and how I adapted to meet corporate priorities. I will share what a typical day looks like for a product developer and what career paths are available at Clorox. You will learn about my interview process and the insights I gained serving as a Clorox recruiter. In addition, attendees will learn about OurClorox and how it makes Clorox a unique place to work.
Speaker Bio: Aidee Duarte is a Product Developer in Home Care Cleaning Growth & Innovation Group at The Clorox Company. She brings products to fruition from paper concept to the final formula recipe. Duarte joined Clorox in July 2012, and has served as product developer for Clorox Pump ‘N Clean and Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes. Using her technical expertise and creative problem solving skills, Duarte has assessed the technical feasibility and championed unique product solutions to help consumers clean less and live more. In addition, Duarte represented R&D on the !nnovent team that resulted in the Nueva Cocina acquisition. Duarte earned her PhD in Chemistry specializing in material science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She developed bacteria biosensors that identified bacteria cells and could differentiate among different bacterial growth conditions. With the vision that biosensors could be used to aid the military in successfully investigating bioterrorism attacks, Duarte joined forces with the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center to advance the capability and applicability of the biosensors. During her graduate career, Duarte was inducted into the National Chemistry Honors society, Phi Lambda Upsilon, and was selected as Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow by the National Research Council.