International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Dr Despina Anastasiou Ideas Activities
  • Business Development Director Asia Pacific, Dow Chemical
    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Email
    Tel +61-3-9226 3635
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  • Organizations:

    Dow Chemical
    Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated
    Surface Coatings Association of Australia
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I completed both my B.Sc.(hons) and Ph.D. in Chemistry at Monash University and have worked for Dow Chemical for the last 20+ years in a range of technical and commercial, market and business development roles, both regional and global in scope.

I have just returned to Australia after 3 years in Shanghai China and want to actively re-engage in the local industry in 2 main ways:-

1. As an advocate to facilitate the recognition that Chemisty is a key enabler for providing solutions to drive sustainable progress

2 Engaging young people to better understand the career options that (studying) Chemistry can provide and the opportunities this can bring.