Ashland Specialty Ingredients
Dr. Olga V. Dueva-Koganov has received PharmD (summa cum laude) from the State Medical University, Ukraine; followed by Sc.D. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Higher Attestation Commission under the USSR (Former Soviet Union) Council of Ministers.
Dr. Dueva-Koganov co-invented bioactive compositions, test methods and technologies utilized in numerous commercial products, e.g. US 8,668,939 (Bioactive botanical cosmetic compositions and processes for their production); US 8,456,729 (Sunscreen compositions with SPF enhancer); US 7,033,577 (In vitro prediction of UVA protection in vivo); US 7,014,842 (Avotriplex® for photostabilization and optimization of sunscreen products); US 7,378,084; US 8,263,045 and US 8,163,272 (AmphoComplex™ for fast sunless tan with customized color characteristics); US 9,067,083 and 7,910,090 (used in Tear-Free™ line of photo-protective compositions non-irritating to human eyes) and many others.
Up to date she has more than 70 technical publications, 30 issued patents/pending patent applications; and frequently speaks at scientific meetings and symposiums.
In 2001 Dr. Dueva-Koganov received the SCC Allan B. Black Award for the Best Paper of the Year.
Presently Dr. Olga V. Dueva-Koganov is Research Director, Biomaterials at Ashland Specialty Ingredients (Ossining, NY, USA) where she continues her R&D work utilizing novel plant-based Zeta Fraction™ technology platform to develop sustainable ingredients and solutions for skin/hair/personal care and other markets.