Chemist Connector: Clemence Yapi


Clemence Yapi 

Why did you join the ACPO?

I am moving to Toronto as part of a personal and professional change. I joined the ACPO to connect with peers and share experiences. The association provides many resources in career development and is a platform to interact with chemical professionals.

What Chemical Industry do you work in? What do you love about your Industry? 

I have 17 years of experience in Polymer Industry. I am passionate about the large variety of properties found in polymer compounds: it’s an universe of endless possibilities through formulation.

Why would you encourage a student to major in the Chemistry field? 

Chemistry is everywhere and helps solve problems in so many ways. You might be surprised by the diversity of career opportunities. Chemistry will allow you to make a difference and continuously grow because there will be always something new to discover and learn.

If you could have coffee with any chemist in the history, who would that be and why?

Dimitri Mendeleyev, best known for his formulation of the periodic table of elements. Everyone who has taken chemistry has studied the periodic table. I would love to discuss about how it was created.