About the Instructors
Mark Chandler is President of ACT Solutions Corp, a formulation design consultancy and laboratory founded in 2012, serving the cosmetic and topical pharmaceutical industries, focusing on Adaptive Aesthetic Design™, Advanced Emulsion Solutions™, and Formulating for Efficacy™. Mark has been in the industry for over 35 years, most recently serving as skin care applications manager for Croda Inc. He has had roles in Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions, and Research and Development. Mark has taught courses for the SCC, CfPA, and SpecialChem on Cosmetic Formulation, Cosmetic Raw Materials, Aesthetic Design, Liquid Foundation Emulsions, Practical Basics and Theory in Emulsion Technology, Formulating for Efficacy, Surfactant Selection, Formulating with Food Ingredients, and Low Energy Emulsification for over 20 years.
Mark also is a frequent lecturer at the University of Toledo – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was awarded Fellow status by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 2014 and is currently serving on the SCC national board as Vice President (transitioning through to President in 2023). Mark has presented technology in over a dozen countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has authored numerous technical articles and chapters in such publications as Harry’s Cosmeticology and the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.
ARTHUR GEORGALAS has conducted and directed product formulation and applied research in cosmetics, toiletries, skin, sun and hair care at Revlon, Shulton, Charles of the Ritz, DowBrands/ LaMaur and at TRI-K Industries, Inc. in Northvale, New Jersey, U.S. as Director of Research and Development Art has recently established GEORGALAS ENDEAVORS LLC to bring this experience and expertise to clients with personal care projects.. He has also contributed articles to various trade journals and the book Sunscreens 2nd ed., Marcel Dekker publishers. He contributes to active Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), and International Federation of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) committees and has presented at many technical and trade conferences. A graduate of CCNY (City College of New York), he also completed the Masters Program (M.S. degree) in Pharmaceutics, specialty in Cosmetic Science at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of LIU (Long Island University). As an adjunct professor, Art instructs classes in Product Development and Applied Colloid Chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Art served as the 2021 Chair of the SCC's Committee on Scientific Affairs.