Prof. John F. Kennedy BA, BSc, PhD, DSc, EurChem CChem
FRSC, EurProBiol CBiol FSB, CEng FIMC, CEnv FCIWEM, CSci FIFST, CText FTI, FCMI
Prof. Kennedy has a strong international reputation for his research into both carbohydrate
and protein chemistry, and biotechnology.
Throughout his career he has contributed extensively to scientific knowledge and
has held senior chemistry and biochemistry posts in industry and academia.
Prof. Kennedy has published over 600 papers and 25 books based upon his research.
He was awarded the Meldola Medal for Chemistry in 1972, the Carbohydrate Chemistry Award by
the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1976, and became Professor of Applied Chemistry, at the
North East Wales Institute, University College of Wrexham, in 1994. Prof.
Kennedy was also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry at The University
of Birmingham for many years.
Prof. Kennedy is currently an Editor of the Elsevier scientific journals 'Carbohydrate
Polymers' and 'International Journal of Biological
Macromolecules', and is an Editorial Board Member for the Elsevier
Journals 'Food Chemistry' and 'Food
Hydrocolloids', and the European journal 'Cellulose Chemistry
Charles J. Knill BSc, PhD, CSci CChem MRSC, CBiol MIBiol
Dr Knill has considerable experience in carbohydrate and amino acid analysis,
polysaccharide characterisation and modification, physicochemical property
profiling (particularly rheology and texture analysis), and the use,
modification and design of spectrophotometric assays.
Dr Knill has published over 50 papers/book chapters based upon his research, has
made more than 20 international trips for scientific purposes, and has been
directly involved in the organisation of several international conferences on
carbohydrate polymer science and technology.
Admin Centre Leader
Mrs Angela M. Kennedy
Mrs Kennedy has experience in handling people in the public sector and an
aptitude for searching out information, in addition to general and financial
office skills. The admin office liaises with Weston Associates financial
advisers, and Hancock & Co. accountants.