Michael Baumann, PhD, studied chemistry at the Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) and holds a doctorate from the Institute for Technical Chemistry. He started his career at the Dow Chemical Company as an R&D leader in 2001, exploring and advancing polymer development for various industrial and pharmaceutical applications. In 2015, Baumann became pharma field marketing manager, EMEA, for Dow Pharma Solutions. Following the 2018-2019 integration of Dow Pharma Solutions into DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience, he became global strategic marketing manager of immediate-release pharmaceutical dosage forms at DuPont. Following the merger of DuPont N&B with IFF, he now serves as the global strategic marketing manager for dietary supplements within the Pharma Solutions division of IFF.