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Carl Steele CChem FRSC

Carl currently lives in Warrington and works for Orano Projects Limited and works in nuclear waste consultancy.  He has over 20 years of experience, working in the civil nuclear industry on technology, research and development relating to nuclear spent fuel reprocessing and waste treatment.  In his current role he is a principal waste management consultant and leads the waste consultancy section.



Dr Phil Kay CChem MRSC

Phil is an Analytics Consultant for JMP, a division of SAS.  He helps companies to reduce costs and  increase speed to market by empowering scientists with modern data analytics tools.  In this role he draws on his experience as both process development chemist and data scientist in the chemical industry



Mark Hughes MRSC

Retired from GSK Stevenage Mark has spent 15 years developing flow processes through understanding reaction kinetics and process analytics.



Dr Mukund Chorghade CChem FRSC

Mukund is President and Chief Scientific Officer, THINQ Pharma / MVRC Research/ Chicago Discovery Solutions. He has held appointments at several universities including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Cambridge. He provides synthetic chemistry and pharmaceutical development expertise to academia and industry. His research interests are in Traditional Medicine derived New Chemical Entities and the discovery of “chemosynthetic livers” that find utility in drug metabolism, valorization of biomass and environmental remediation.

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Dr Bethan Coulson CSci MRSC

Bethan has recently joined Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells working towards sustainable energy solutions for industries such as the automotive sectors.

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Richard Hart CChem CSci FRSC

Located in the North West of England, Richard is a Principal Scientist working in Data Capture & Utilisation for Global Chemical Development at AstraZeneca.

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Siddharth Patwardhan, CChem, FRSC

Siddharth is an EPSRC Fellow in Manufacturing and a Professor of Sustainable Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He leads the Green Nanomaterials Research Group with a vision to develop sustainable manufacturing routes to functional nanomaterials. With experience of nanomaterials synthesis, green chemistry and scale-up, he aims to bridge the gaps from discovery to manufacturing. Read more at www.svplab.com

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Dr Alan Steven CChem MRSC

Alan is a chemical development scientist based in Cardiff, UK.  He works for an innovation organisation that partners with pharmaceutical companies.  He is passionate about green chemistry, manufacturing control strategy design and disruptive approaches to small molecule route and process development.

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Mariyam Bi

Mariyam is a student at The University of Sheffield, studying for an MEng in Chemical Engineering. She aims to gain industrial experience in the process engineering industry, with focus on renewable energy, sustainability and process safety. She is passionate about a career in research and her highest ambition is becoming an astronaut. Outside of her studies, she is an enthusiastic advocate for mental health and well-being, raising awareness on her social media profiles, enjoys hiking in the peak district region and channels her creativity through painting, writing and photography.

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Dr. Andrew Byrne CChem EurChem MRSC

Andrew Byrne is a senior process development scientist at APC Ltd in Dublin, Ireland. Andrew provides process development support to a diverse portfolio of pharmaceutical assets ranging from early stage process definition to enhanced process understanding of late phase and marketed products. 

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Mr Giuseppe Fiorello

Giuseppe Fiorello is an Italian Chartered Chemist and a CChem at the RSC, and gained his Magistral Degree in Inorganic and Chemical Physics in 2000 with a thesis on “A possible unified mechanism of like and unlike chain-end stereocontrol for primary propene-coordinated polymerizations” supervised by Professor Gaetano Guerra and Professor Giuseppe Milano at the University of Salerno (Italy) and published on MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS.

After graduation he worked analysing and managing pesticides in the Agri sector before starting his experience in the pharmaceutical sector. On moving to the UK he gained experience working in the oil and gas sector and for the Italian Embassy.

He returned to the Agri sector working in R&D and in contact with the EU Community before starting work for IPI Global where he brought all his academic knowledge and working experiences together. Now he is working as a Business Developer and Regulatory Manager working together with the biggest chemical/pharmaceutical companies in the world and in cooperation with agencies such as the EU Commission, ECHA, Defra where with his knowledge and experience helps the companies to adhere to the latest EU Directives for H&S, EU circular economy and UN SDG. 

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Dr Charles Gordon

Scale-Up Systems Limited

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Dr Fraser Kerr FRSC
Astute Pharma Associates

Fraser is CEO of Astute Pharma Associates, a consultancy company providing expertise in Manufacturing Sciences & Technology. Prior to this he held senior leadership roles at AstraZeneca in Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. He has worked across all phases of the product lifecycle, scaling up processes to bringing new products on to the market and optimising manufacturing process performance in the in-market phase.

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Hannah Hayes

“Hannah is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Continuous Chemistry at AstraZeneca and based at the Macclesfield site. She completed her PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS. Hannah studied at University College Cork, Ireland for her undergraduate degree in Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds. During this time, she studied abroad for one year at the University of California Irvine and completed a summer placement at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, USA. Outside of her work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, bouldering, hiking and camping.

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James Barber

James Barber

James is a Scientist in Global Chemical Development at AstraZeneca, based in the North West of England. Working in the adoption and propagation of technological solutions for pharmaceutical process development. He started his career as an apprentice in 2015 at AZ in a technologies context, building up several years’ experience and graduating from his degree apprenticeship BSc Chemical Science in 2020. Alongside his work he is also passionate about inclusion and diversity in STEM, and enjoys hiking in the Peak District.

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New members are always welcome, to help us drive our exciting programme of activities and projects.


The Committee meets 3 times per year in London. On the other 9 months of the year, the Committee meets by teleconference. If you are thinking of joining, please consider whether this level of commitment is right for you.


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