School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Staff

Professor Robert Thomas MPharm, MRPharmS, PhD

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Professor of Manufacturing for Cell and Gene Therapies

RCUK Academic Fellow (Biomanufacturing)

Background

  • MPharm attained from Nottingham University in 2001.
  • Registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2002.
  • Internship at Pfizer global research and development 2002.
  • PhD in tissue engineering obtained from Nottingham University in 2006.
  • Appointed Research Associate at Loughborough University in 2006.
  • Awarded RCUK Academic Fellowship at Loughborough University in 2007.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Production systems and processes for cell based products; Translation to commercial manufacture and clinical use. 
  • Automated and scaled production; Measurement systems for process control and quality release; defining surface marker, gene expression or other biometric indicator of cell product quality; Enabling current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) compliant manufacturing. 
  • Optimised growth environments for human stem cells.

External Activities

Member of UK Stem Cell Network

Awards

UK Research Council Fellowship