Dr. Steve Rumbelow, Croda’s Life Sciences Research Fellow, is responsible for developing partnerships and collaborations between the R&D team and external organizations, both in academia, research institutes and customers. Prior to that he developed and managed the US Health Care R&D team, generating new high purity excipients and supporting performance claims data, specifically for the pharmaceutical and animal care industries.
Graduating from Leeds University with a PhD in 1982, Dr. Rumbelow started his career in the food and fine chemical industries, developing his skills in analytical chemistry ranging from trace analysis through to polymer characterization, during which he has worked with a combination of conventional and novel separation techniques to resolve complex problems. Starting his career with Cadbury Schweppes in the UK, Steve joined ICI in 1995 before moving to the US division of Uniqema 1999 before joining the R&D team in Croda in 2007. Dr. Rumbelow has authored more than 40 scientific presentations, posters and articles and has been involved on several industry specific and technique-based groups and expert panels.