CMAC Management Team


Hub Director - Professor Alastair Florence

Pharmaceutical scientist with expertise in crystallisation and crystallisation screening of pharmaceuticals and other molecular solids and in approaches to the discovery, characterisation and control of physical forms including polymorphs, solvates, salts, co-crystals and amorphous solids. A key focus is on the physical analysis of crystalline and polycrystalline solids to study the influence of crystallisation conditions, processing, temperature and other factors on their structure and properties in pure and formulated states. Overall responsibility for delivery of Centre and DTC vision, academic leadership and scope and pace of research.

Tel: +44 (0)141 548 4877, Email: alastair.florence@strath.ac.uk


Industry Director - Craig Johnston

Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. His industrial career spans 22 years, working for ICI, Zeneca, Avecia and Fujifilm. Roles included technical, production, start-up management and technology leadership. Responsibilities included new product introduction, process improvement, project definition, capital expenditure and novel process technology evaluation. He was a board director with Britest Ltd (2006-2011) an industry / academic consortium focussed on adding value through process understanding and design. He is currently chair of Chemical Sciences Scotland Innovation Group. Responsible for Centre sustainability; manges industry collaborations / engagements; business plan development and implementation; outreach.      

Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2240, E-mail: craig.johnston.101@strath.ac.uk


Hub Programme Manager - Dr Andrea Johnston

A solid-state chemist with expertise in the area of crystallisation and physical form screening in terms of identifying new polymorphs, solvates or co-crystals and performing full physical analyses of crystalline forms. Andrea also has a keen interest in the use of chemoinformatics in both rationalising experiments for physical form screening and determining which parameters are governing crystalline outcome. Responsible for planning and implementation of Hub Research activities; Manages Hub and Postgraduate Development staff.

Tel: +44 (0)141 548 4506, E-mail: andrea.johnston@strath.ac.uk