Posted by Jonny Agnew
MOF Technologies is expanding it’s recruitment with a number of significant new appointments being made over the summer. New Production Engineer Conor Reddick joined in July and is a fellow graduate of Queens University Belfast while Production Operator, Dr Diego Tufano, joins the team from Italy and is a PhD, already with several years of extrusion expertise. He will take up his new post in September 2016. “We are delighted to be able to confirm the appointments,” says Dr Paschal McCloskey, CEO of MOF Technologies. “Both new members bring significant expertise to the MOF Technologies team and will bolster overall production.”
On the R&D side, a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Intern, Rachid Chitou, commenced in August while Dennis Wong – who began a summer placement in August – will be transitioning to a full gap year from September 2016.
This brings the MOF Technologies team to 12, with nine full time employees, two PhD students and CTO, Professor Stuart James.
“We will be strengthening our R&D team further in the coming months,” adds McCloskey. “Plans are already in place to recruit additional research chemists with a view to boosting our expertise in the early stage MOF synthesis of commercially relevant MOFs so they can be scaled for routine production”.
Plans are also afoot to strengthen the commercial side of the business. “With production and technical expertise continuing to grow, it is our intention to uncover new and innovative applications for MOFs”, said McCloskey. Although continual waves of chemical developments continue in the field of MOFs, it is the intention of the Company to focus on commercially viable MOFs, with a view to using them in the market.