Research Fellow, Bangor University

Ray spent 35 years in industry working on the extraction and application of natural products before moving to academia in 2008. From 1996–2008 Ray was Chief Executive and Technical Director of Botanix an extraction company involved in the growing, harvesting, extraction and marketing of functional molecules from UK crops including food ingredients, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.

His principal research interests include extraction and fractionation of materials using liquid and supercritical CO2, biocatalysis in scCO2 as an alternative to organic solvents and the integration of these technologies into biorefinery schemes.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Biochemistry, Bangor University