Dr Charles M Gordon

Scale-Up Systems

Charles Gordon holds an MA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Nottingham.  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.  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.

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, where 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 process understanding tools.  Charlie joined Britest in 2011, where his responsibilities covered a wide range of areas, support of Britest’s members and collaborators through facilitation and training, participation in EU and UK funded collaborative research projects, and coordination of Britest activities in the area of bioprocessing and plant cleaning.

In early 2020 Charlie took up his current position at Scale-up Systems, as a Principal Consultant in the Training and Support team.  In this role he trains customers in the use of the Reaction Lab and Dynochem process modelling software packages, and supports their use of these products. He also supports the development team in implementing new features for Reaction Lab and Dynochem, and is the lead point of contact for reaction kinetic modelling within the company.

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