BSAC Technology Seminar: Innovation at BASF

January 23, 2023

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall

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Dr. Rohini Gupta, BASF

Dr. Rohini Gupta

Innovation Manager for California Research Alliance (CARA) | BASF
Host: Jonathan Candelaria

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future by combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 110,000 employees in the BASF Group work at six Verbund sites and 241 additional production sites worldwide. Our portfolio is divided into the Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions segments. Innovation has always been the key to BASF’s success. The knowledge and skills of our highly qualified 10,000 employees involved in research and development worldwide is our most valuable resource here and the source of our innovative strength.

Protecting our climate and making the best use of limited natural resources while supplying the fast-growing global population with food, energy and clean water are among the greatest challenges of our time. Innovations based on chemistry play a pivotal role in overcoming these. That is why we are working together with our customers on innovative processes, technologies, and products for a more sustainable future. This seminar will focus on BASF’s journey of innovation, recent success stories that highlight our commitment to sustainability, digitalization, and betterment of humanity, and how our global network of top universities, research institutes and companies, known as our Know-How Verbund, helps us develop targeted, marketable innovations, strengthen our portfolio with creative new projects, and in this way, reach our growth targets.


Dr. Rohini Gupta is an Innovation Manager for CARA – California Research Alliance by BASF, with subject matter expertise in the interdisciplinary field of advanced functional materials, soft matter, colloids & interfaces, and wetting & adhesion. She graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur in 2007. After receiving her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2013, she pursued her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and worked briefly at the Dow Chemical Company. Before becoming the Innovation Manager in 2022, she worked in the fast-paced semiconductor industry for 6 years, first as Process Technology Development Engineer for Intel Corporation and then as Scientist for BASF Corporation’s Center for Excellence, Semiconductor Applications. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding technical contributions and has a prolific publication record in reputed international journals.

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