Deon S. Hines

ScentLogix™ Product Manager


Deon Hines is the product manager for ∏’s ScentLogix™ group of products. Prior to joining ∏ in February 2008, she was a member of technical staff at GMA Industries Inc. where she conducted DoD-based R & D activities in cutting-edge areas such as the fabrication of functionalized carbon nanotubes as nanoscale electronic noses for circuit board testing, explosives/hazardous material detection, and the fabrication of novel conducting polymer-based field-effect transistors as blueprints for all-organic logic systems.

Prior activities have included research into the next generation composites that can be applied toward the production of next-generation vehicles, structures and components for deployment into space, the detection and quantification of NO2 and SO2 present in aerosol particles and studies on the levels of pollutants in drinking water samples collected from various parts of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York; and the analyses of particulate matter within indoor and urban air samples. OSHA trained and certified, she has interned as a Health and Safety Investigator at the Queens General and Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, NY, and currently also maintains ∏’s health and safety standards ensuring compliance with OSHA and EPA guidelines and environmental regulations.

In addition to her research endeavors, she also actively partakes in the voluntary tutoring and mentoring of children diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at the Brookdale University Hospital, the Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Program, and sponsors a child in Zambia through the Children International program and St Judes Research Hospital.

A true hybrid of beauty, humanitarianism and brains, with life experiences that have shaped her to become an individual who has achieved academic and professional success through determination, perseverance, and commitment, Deon has been the recipient of academic honors such as being class valedictorian, and of scholastic awards such as the Sloan Foundation Minority Scholarship (2002-03), Albert & Frances Hochman Scholarship Award (2003); Academic Excellence Award (2000), CUNY Outstanding Leadership and Service Award (1999-2000), Student Government Scholarship Award (1999 & 2000), Outstanding College and Departmental Service Award (1999), made the Deans List, uninterrupted, from 1998 – 2000 and is a founding member and former Vice-President of Student Association for the Environment (SAFE) (1999);

Deon holds a Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry (2003) and a B.Sc degree in Environmental Science/Chemistry (2000), the latter of which she graduated Summa Cum Laude and as the valedictorian of her class.