Q & A: Elaine Rosario, Applications Chemist

Q & A: Elaine Rosario, Applications Chemist

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April 15, 2020

Q & A: Elaine Rosario, Applications Chemist

Globally, Stahl has taken measures to limit the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Stahl people around the world continue to do their jobs with commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism, while observing the necessary safety and hygiene guidelines. Elaine Rosario, Applications Chemist, is one of our colleagues that has seen big changes in her daily work. We asked her a few questions how the outbreak changed her daily worklife:

What is your function and what are your main responsibilities?
I’m an applications chemist at Stahl USA in the performance coatings division. My main responsibility is to assist our sales managers providing suitable Stahl coatings to meet our customers’ needs.

How has the Covid-19 situation affected your daily work life? 
As I mentioned above, I work in the lab. Currently, I’m telecommuting which doesn’t allow me to do any wet chemistry . Not being able to make formulations or test any samples is preventing me from doing the most fun part of my job.

How did you adapt to the current situation?
I wouldn’t say I’m fully adapted yet. This is a completely new work life-style for me. I’m used to spend most of my days in a lab, making coatings and testing a variety of substrates. I’m staying positive and trying my best to continue with my normal routine as much as possible (of course, indoors).

Which positive changes have you experienced and wish you could to maintain afterwards?
Although working remotely is not ideal in my field, it’s very relaxing and less distracting. This allows me to work on lab reports, answer emails, etc. without any disruptions. It would be nice to work from home at least once a week.


Elaine, working from her home