Vanessa Havenith studied Mineralogy at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. In 2012, she received her doctorate for her studies on diagenetic evolution of upper Rotliegend II sandstones of a tight gas field in East Frisia. She entered SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG as technical and laboratory manager in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2012. Her responsibilities include the development of new products of Shin-Etsu cellulose ether derivatives and the technical support of customers worldwide in the area of building materials, paints and oilfield applications. In 2021 she changed to the area of pharma applications at SE Tylose, responsible for focusing on researches for novel applications and SE Tylose’s technical activities in the EU and LATAM.