As Vice President of Technology Development and Commercialisation at Almac Sciences and Arran Chemical Company, Tom is responsible for driving new technology processes from conception to commercial scale-up across multi-disciplinary research including biocatalysis, flow chemistry, radiochemistry, custom synthesis and commercial production. He manages a multi-disciplinary team of both chemists and biologists to obtain commercially useful biocatalysts and their intended applications. He is also an honorary Professor at Queen’s University of Belfast in the area of biocatalysis.
Tom is a strategic leader and technical expert in chiral chemistry and biocatalysis with over 18 years of extensive academic and industry experience. His work has earned him numerous accolades and is co-author and author of >100 publications and patents. He graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast with a 1st Class BSc(Hons) in chemistry in June 1998 before returning to gain a Ph.D. in Physical Organic chemistry in December 2001. He has also completed a Masters Degree in Business graduating with distinction in July 2007 specialiszing in business strategy.