Former Committee Members

We thank all past committee members for their time and effort in making RAPS a success!

Dr Michael Cook (website) is is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Hertfordshire, within the Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology research centre. He was awarded his PhD in 2013 from the University of Reading, for his work on the microencapsulation of synbiotics. He continued at Reading as a postdoc in the Khutoryanskiy group, investigating the use of glycopolymer hydrogels for use as substitute mucosal membranes. His research interests lie the development of materials for mucosal drug delivery, including hydrogels, in situ gelling systems, and particulates.

Dr Simon Bassett (Industrial Rep) is a Senior Chemist at Synthomer, based in Harlow, Essex. Simon obtained his MChem from The University of York in 2010, including a 12 month placement at Infineum, and completed his PhD with Prof. Steve Howdle at The University of Nottingham, graduating in 2015. He stayed in Nottingham as Postdoctoral Researcher until September 2016, when he moved to Synthomer to join the Corporate Innovation team.