Dr Tom Porter FRSC
After gaining his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Salford in 1995, Tom has worked for contract research and manufacturing organisations serving the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors for fourteen years, prior to joining Thomas Swan in 2010. His current position is Commercial Director – Custom Manufacturing.
Tom was elected FRSC in 2011 following his positions as Head of R&D for Contract Chemicals Ltd and Head of Technology and Operations for Piramal Healthcare Huddersfield.
Dr Sophie Purser MRSC
Sophie Purser received both her degree and doctorate from Jesus College Oxford. Following three years of post-doctoral research in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Bristol, she joined PhosphonicS in 2011 as a technical specialist. She became Business Development Manager in 2013 where she specialises in metal removal and recovery in the chemical industry.
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Dr Gareth Jenkins CChem FRSC
Dr Gareth Jenkins has a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Imperial College London. After 20 years working throughout the contract chemistry services sector, spanning drug discovery outsourcing, process development scale and commercial manufacture of intermediates and APIs, Gareth is now Chief Scientific Officer of ARCINOVA, an agile and flexible Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation.
His interests include fine and speciality chemicals manufacture, applications of industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology, process research and development, systems process engineering and control, modelling and applications of continuous, flexible and modular chemicals manufacture.