They say time flies when you’re having fun and that must be the case for our not-so-new hire, Neil Kershaw who joined our team back in March!

Kershaw is a Research & Development Chemist who studied at Manchester University where he received his PhD. 

After earning his degree, Neil held post-doctoral research positions at Oxford and Liverpool Universities for 12 years. During that time, he focused on various research areas including total synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and nucleic acids. 

Neil is an avid cyclist and is part of the growing number of CSS team members who bike to work. 

When he’s not designing novel molecules and synthetic routes and handling the subsequent synthesis and characterization of high-specification chemicals, Neil enjoys playing the trumpet and performs in jazz ensembles as well as amateur dramatics musicals. He also regularly practices yoga which is something he’s done for the past 15 years and counting. 

Neil is a trusted colour expert and we look forward to the future with him on our team!