Maggie Smallwood, born in 1957, studied Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Leeds and completed her doctorate in the Department of Biochemistry, also at the University of Leeds. After a post-doc at the University of Leeds she worked as research manager in a spin-out company ... more
Dr. Mark Gronnow
Biorenewables Development Centre Ltd
Mark Gronnow, born in 1979, studied Chemistry at the University of York and acquired a doctorate in 2005 at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence. He is a PhD graduate from York with a GSK sponsored project. Having previously worked at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence as technical operations manager and at YorkTest Laboratories as technical manager, he is currently the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) Process Development Unit Manager. Within the BDC Mark is responsible for the process equipment, supporting new users in developing their application on the wide range of facilities whilst coordinating the best technical and academic support, in addition to ensuring that the equipment is safe to use, regularly serviced and available for users. His research interests focus on biorenewables, biorefining, bioenergy, chemicals from waste/biomass, microwave chemistry, green chemistry and novel extraction systems. He is member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.