Making dark formulations data work for you

Join us for a discussion on formulations data with panelists from CAS, Dow, and Procter & Gamble. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of digitizing and leveraging formulations data to uncover valuable insights and enhance your company’s formulation innovation.

What you will learn

  • The pitfalls of digitization and how to overcome them   
  • Best practices to search, retrieve, analyze, and connect your data
  • Strategies for getting the most from your existing data, adding value and enhancing innovation 


Written By

Molly Strausbaugh

Assistant Director, Product & Content Operations

Molly directs the Specialty Databases and Services Operations unit at CAS, overseeing and supporting consulting agreements and offering all special substance services. She leads several cross-functional teams to support CAS products and services, including the formulations content collection. CAS customers rely on the experience of Molly and her team for regulatory reporting, consulting on business, content, technology, and resource challenges, as well as formulations data structuring and ingredient exploration.

Molly holds a B.S. in Chemistry and MBA degrees from Ohio Dominican University and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Molly is an active participant in global chemistry activities, and she brings her informatics work to life in her home kitchen exploring global ingredients and flavors to craft delicious meals and custom skincare.

Written By

Mark Sivik

Senior Director, Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble

Dr. Mark Sivik is a Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble (P&G) working in the Strategic Innovation and Technology Division for Fabric and Home Care. Since joining P&G in 1992, Mark has worked on new technologies such as softener actives, bleach activators, metal catalysts, pro-perfumes, surfactants, polymers, hueing dyes, and deposition actives. His experience spans molecular design, synthesis, models and mechanisms of functional actives, biodegradable actives, functional fibers and films, program strategies, intellectual property, and the commercialization of technologies.

He has been awarded more than 210 patents and 28 technical publications. He was awarded the P&G John G. Smale Innovation Award in 2002 and the American Chemical Society Central Region Industrial Innovation Award in 2007. He was awarded the P&G Eugene Gosselink Polymer Award in 2019 in Polymer Science. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, AOCS, AATCC, Sigma Xi, and several internal P&G organizations. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cleveland State University in 1987. While earning this degree, he had co-op assignments at Gould Electronics (electrochemical plating), NASA (thin film protective coatings), General Electric (halogen/oxygen lamp modeling chemistry), and Cleveland State University (synthesis of air-sensitive early transition metal coordination complexes). Mark graduated from The Ohio State University in 1992 with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. His work focused on synthesizing and studying optically active transition metal complexes and their application to asymmetric induction chemistry. Outside of work, Mark enjoys time with family, cooking, exercise, sports, and photography.

Written By

Sukrit Mukhopadhyay

Research Scientist, Dow

Sukrit holds a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Properties and Processes in Conjugated Molecules from the Indian Institute of Science. He completed his post-doctoral research at Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Jean-Luc Brédas. Sukrit began his career at Dow in 2013, and his work has contributed to the development of electronic materials, new catalyst architectures, and formulated products for packaging, consumer goods, and the electronics industry. He is passionate about extracting value from proprietary and non-proprietary literature to build mechanistic and data-driven models to accelerate the discovery of sustainable materials.