Professor Bob Tooze FRSE

Former Director, Drochaid Research Services Ltd

Professor Bob Tooze is a Chemist who has worked in the European Chemical Industry for nearly 30 years. His area of expertise is catalysis and he has been responsible for two “first of a kind” chemical processes taken from discovery to exploitation at the global scale. He was Managing Director of Sasol Technology UK Ltd until 2017 when he led the foundation of Drochaid Research Services Ltd, where he was MD until his retirement in 2021. He previously sat on the Scottish Science Advisory Council and Chaired Chemical Sciences Scotland. He holds an Honorary Chair in Chemistry at the University of St Andrews. He is an advisor for Powering Futures and assisting the formation of biotech start-up X-Genix. He was awarded an MBE in the King’s BIrthday Honours list 2024 for services to Science and Industry.

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