Dr. Seyma Aslan leads a team of scientists for innovation in product formulation at L’Oréal Research & Innovation Laboratories and responsible for a Global Innovation Platform which focuses on North America, South America & Africa Zone. She received her PhD, Masters of Science, Masters of Philosophy, and Postdoctoral Training from Yale University and a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University in Chemical Engineering. She had worked at large chemical companies including DuPont, Sunoco, and Saint-Gobain. She teaches Innovation courses in Engineering School at Yale University.
In addition to her scholarly activities and leadership, she works tirelessly in many non-profit organizations including “Well Spring Educational Foundation”, “Society of Women Engineers” and was the recipient of “Community Service Award” from both Yale Univ. and Harvard Univ. for her work in advancement of women in education. She serves on the board of trustees at YaleWomen, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, North East Islamic Community Center, and Peace Islands Institute NY. She lives in New Jersey, USA with her husband and daughter.