Long Pan, PhD, is currently a Director at Colgate Palmolive Co. He leads the Cross Category Research & Innovation Team at the company responsible for solving business challenges, developing Innovation, securing Intellectual Property etc.
Dr, Pan holds over a hundred patent applications covering consumer products in oral, personal and home care. At Colgate, he received a plethora of awards including: the Global Chairman's “You Can Make a Difference" award, the highest award at the company in 2013; the Global Excellent Technology Award in 2016; and the 1st period YCMAD award in 2019. In addition to invention, Dr. Pan has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in the JACS, Angew. Chem. and other prestigious journals. His publications have been cited over 6400 times in the scientific community. Dr. Long Pan received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Science & Technology of China. He is an enthusiastic mentor who inspires and trains undergraduate and graduate students to become independent researchers. Many of his students have achieved tremendous success in both academia and industry.