Associate Director, Analytical Research and Development
Most of us can recall the inspirational figures in our lives, these are the people who played a significant role in our development, and some of us have a role model who is more significant than others. For Irina Prudnikova, that is her mother, Tatiana.
Irina recalls her mother, a chemist, attending a parent career day at her school in her native home of Azerbaijan when she was in the fourth grade. Her mother not only spoke about her profession but demonstrated several chemistry experiments in which she magically changed the color of some liquid solutions for the class. It was during the visit that Irina decided she would become a scientist.