Employee Spotlight: Saroj Yadav

Last September, we welcomed the newest chemist of our R&D team, Saroj Yadav. Saroj has extensive knowledge of the field of chemistry, she's well versed in organic, synthetic, and medicinal chemistry.

Before joining our team, she was an R&D Chemist at Optima Chemical Group and Quality Control Analyst at Johnson & Johnson. In her previous roles, her responsibilities were centered around new product development, research and development, experimentation, and chemical process improvement. 

Saroj has hands-on experience synthesizing chemistries such as polyester resins, coatings, and more. She performed testing of narcotics and controlled substances in DEA/FDA regulated pharmaceutical facilities. 

So, we sat down with her to learn more about her story.

What school did you go to?

I went to Panjab University and then LSU. I studied Organic Chemistry.

What made you want to study chemistry?

Well, I actually wanted to study Zoology, but it was my father's wish that I study chemistry. So, I did that. As I studied, I began to really enjoy it, and I was pretty good at it.

What is your role here at Chemtronics?

To sum it up I do a lot of troubleshooting with the chemistries, quality control, and R&D project management.

Tell us some things that you're good -at other chemistry.

I'm pretty good at badminton. And I used to compete in track and field.

What are some things that you enjoy doing?

I enjoy baking, playing poker, dancing Bollywood, and being a new mother.

What are some things that we don't know about you?

I speak four languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, and English. I cry during movies. I completed 2, 5K races. And I've eaten crickets before.

What is your biggest goal this year?

I want to start investing this year with my husband. 

What drives you?

Tackling new challenges and problems, they motivate me. 

Saroj has already become a valuable member of our team because of her technical expertise and passion to improve products and processes. 

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