Dr Charles M Gordon
Charles Gordon obtained his BA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford in 1988. He then moved to University of Nottingham, where he completed a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry in 1991. Following postdoctoral positions at the University of Würzburg, Dublin City University and Queens University Belfast, Charlie took up a Lectureship in Organic Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde at the start of 1997. During six years at Strathclyde, his research interests focused on the properties and applications of ionic liquids. In 1999 he was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh/BP Research Fellowship for young academics. In 2003 he moved to the Institute for Technical Chemistry at the RWTH University of Aachen, where his research extended into the applications of supercritical fluids in chemical synthesis.
In 2004, Charles moved out of the academic sector to take up the role of Reaction Engineer in API Process Development at Pfizer in Sandwich. In this position he was responsible for the scale-up of API processes from the development laboratories into pilot and manufacturing facilities. During his time at Pfizer he was trained in the Britest tools, and became a lead facilitator within the Sandwich team. Charlie joined Britest in 2011, with initial responsibility for Britest’s involvement in the FP7 SYNFLOW project. Since then, his responsibilities have covered a wide range of areas, including training development and delivery, support of Britest’s members and collaborators through facilitation and training, and coordination of Britest activities in the area of bioprocessing and plant cleaning.