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Chemistry World finds academic expertise ideal for consultancy

The Insider: Ask the experts’ article explores what academic expertise can offer chemistry related industries and the opportunities available for academics who consult.

Biochemistry, drug development and discovery, catalysis, and industrial processes can all benefit from academic expertise, whilst consultancy offers academics the opportunity to apply their knowledge to clients' real world problems, demonstrate the impact of research and earn an additional income to fund professional development or PhD students, among other things.


Featured interviewees include:

  • Dr. Paul Lickiss - Reader in Organometallic Chemistry at Imperial and an active consultant

  • Bio-Sep - Consultancy client

  • Dr. Alistair McDermott - Business Operations Director at Imperial Consultants