Christian's Profile

40 years of R&D in Flavor & Fragrance Industry

Scientific research

Christian’s research have been published in the following peer reviewed journals:

Flavour and Fragrance Journal


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


Chemical Senses


Journal of Environmental Science & Technology


 Chemistry and Biodiversity

Food Chemistry


Christian wrote the chapter on Malodor in the Springer Handbook of Odor.

Scientific Records


Peer reviewed publications

Citations by scientific publications

Curriculum Vitae


Ph. D. in Organic Chemist | Master in Biochemistry | Savory Flavorist training | Distinguished Scientist at Firmenich S.A. Genève: Flavor and Fragrances R&D


FIRMENICH S. A. Geneva, Switzerland (1998-2019)

  • Scientific project leader for malodors analysis and understanding. Since 2012 involved in the Bill and Melinda Gates project: “Reinvent the toilet challenge”
  • Scientific project leader for the discovery of new taste active natural compounds: cooling, tingling, pungency.
  • Started R&D project at Firmenich Aromatics (China) Co. Ltd. Shanghai (2006)for screening Chinese botanicals to develop new extracts
  • Malodor expert. Recently involved in the “Reinvent the toilet challenge” in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.




FIRMENICH Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA (1995-1998)

  • Manage a research laboratory to support development of reaction flavors including the design of reaction flavor formulas and processes (thermal treatment, extraction, various spray drying techniques, extrusion on different matrices).
  • Focus on soft chemistry to produce sulfur compounds found in foodstuffs.

FIRMENICH S. A. Geneva, Switzerland (1990-1995)

  • Scientist, Applied Research and Development.

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, Switzerland (1986-1990)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Chemistry Department
  • Asymmetric synthesis directed by Prof. W. Oppolzer.