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:

Massimo Bresciani, CMAC Industry Director

Hub Director - Massimo Bresciani 

Massimo provides leadership to CMAC’s industry engagement, knowledge exchange and research translation activities for our industry and academic partners across major programmes including the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub. 

Massimo has gathered a wealth of experience from his career, spanning many years in industry and more recently working in a senior role at the academic-industry interface. 

Massimo has substantial expertise in the development of New Chemical Entities, from lead optimisation and candidate selection throughout preclinical and clinical phases to proof of concept and beyond, encompassing the ‘bench to bedside’ translational paradigm and biopharmaceutics.

Tel: +44 (0) 141 548 2240,  Email: 

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: