Mark Cresswell

Mark Cresswell

Dr Mark Cresswell is a Senior Scientist at Lucideon and has been instrumental in developing Lucideon’s iCRT (inorganic Controlled Release Technologies) research programme. His research covers a wide spectrum of the chemical sciences which has enabled him to become an expert in his field. In addition to the inorganic chemistry discussed in this iCRT book, he has good experience in organic synthetic chemistry. This includes the development of new synthetic routes for solution-phase-based peptide synthesis and the use of a diastereoselective Pictet-Spengler reaction to generate optically pure tetrahydro-ß-carbolines. This methodology was then applied to the asymmetric synthesis of medicinally useful indole alkaloids. Dr Cresswell was awarded an MChem in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Manchester and his PhD from Keele University. At Lucideon Dr Cresswell is responsible for the development of innovative new materials for healthcare applications with a focus on the application of novel inorganic-based drug delivery systems. Particular research interests are the use of novel sol-gel processing to prepare silicate and phosphate derived porous drug delivery systems and the design of new glasses with controlled dissolution properties.

Affiliations and Expertise

Development Scientist, Healthcare, Lucideon, Stoke-on-Trent, UK