Thao Dang

Technical sales chemist
Cognis Australia
Graduate 2003

The most satisfying thing for me is being able to walk into a shop and see products on sale that I helped to create.

The best thing about my job is that it combines technical work and sales. As chemical suppliers, we need to know our products thoroughly, from base chemistry to finished application performance.

I conduct numerous R&D trials to investigate and determine which ingredients best suit an application. Then I identify the key selling points of these ingredients and deliver them to my customers personally.