The US Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has awarded its highest annual honour to Ashland's principal scientist Roger McMullen for his technical contributions to the industry.
The Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award recognises McMullen’s more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and select textbooks, founding and editing the online magazine The Cosmetic Chemists, presenting at 11 SCC annual scientific meetings, five DWI hair conferences, five NYSCC symposia, and nine TRI applied hair research conferences.
He has also served as an instructor for SCC CEP course since 2010 and TRI-Princeton’s hair science course for numerous years, while teaching as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in its cosmetic science programme for over ten years.
McMullen was also editor of the NYSCC’s monthly newsletter for 15 years, technical associate editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Science, former member and Chair of the Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA), and honorary adjunct fellow at TRI-Princeton.
He was also recognized as the recipient of the 1999 Young Scientist Award, Hans A. Schaeffer Award in 2002 and 2019, Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award in 2012, 2018, 2021, and 2023, the 2013 Henry Maso Award, and the 2019 Des Goddard Award.
“This year, the SCC is presenting its highest honour to Roger L. McMullen, Ph.D. in recognition of his industry expertise and contributions to advancing cosmetic science,” said SCC chief executive Erica O’Grady.
“We are pleased to recognize all that he has accomplished during his exceptional career,” she added.
McMullen will receive his award during the SCC’s 77th annual scientific meeting on 11-13 December at the Sheraton NY Times Square.
Other award winners include:
- SCC Merit Award: Liz Streland
- Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award: Dawn Burke-Colvin
- Robert A. Kramer Lifetime Service Award: Gene Frank