Patience is required
Spitzley started at Bayer in 2000 and now works at LANXESS in the research laboratory of the MPP Biocides business line at Chempark in Leverkusen. Spitzley: “I’m researching, for example, how active ingredients can be encapsulated in wood preservatives in order to use them more selectively and efficiently. What he likes about his work is that he can approach every question in a completely new way – with a lot of freedom and room for creativity. Spitzley: “There is practically no routine.” Which, on the other hand, often happens: Failed attempts. “In any case, a lot of patience is required for research work, and a failed experiment should never be taken personally, but should be gathered and started all over again,” explains Spitzley.
For Spitzley, the break room on the seventh floor of Building Q18 is a good place to take a deep breath and gather new energy: “There’s a balcony here and if the weather is good, the view extends all the way to Bergisches Land. The vision clears the mind for new ideas”.