Phil is a majority shareholder of Charnwood Molecular and is a founding Director.
Phil graduated from Imperial College and completed doctoral studies with Professor Steve Ley before undertaking postdoctoral work with Professor Leo Paquette at Ohio State University.
Phil is a well-known figure in the academic arena, and has held academic appointments at the University of Liverpool (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader), Loughborough University (Professor of Organic Chemistry, Dean of Research) and the University of East Anglia, where he is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry. He is author of over 200 academic publications.
Phil has an international reputation and proven research expertise in synthetic methodology, asymmetric synthesis/catalysis and natural product chemistry.