Company: EPSRC Future Continuous Manufacturing & Advanced Crystallisation Hub
Job title: Director
Alastair Florence is Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing and Doctoral Training Centre in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation. After graduating with a B.Sc. (Hons) Pharmacy (Strathclyde, 1991) he worked in pharmaceutical manufacturing with Organon before movinginto research, gaining a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1997. He was appointed to a lectureship in the Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998 and became Professor of Pharmaceutical Science in 2007. In this time he has attracted over £20M in research funding, establishing a leading pharmaceutical crystallisation and solid-state research programme. In addition to the EPSRC Centre, highlights include RCUK Basic Technology (Control and Prediction of the Organic Solid State; CPOSS) and EPSRC Science and Innovation Award in Physical Organic Chemistry programmes. He was awarded the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Medal in 2004, speaks regularly at national and international conferences and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He is also Conference Chair for the Academy of Phamaceutical Sciences PharmSci 2013 conference.