Dr. Phil Jackson
Expertise in: Powders; Medical Devices
Phil Jackson holds a BSc Hons in Chemistry and a PhD in Thermodynamics, both gained at Leicester University. Gained from over thirty years of experience, Phil's areas of expertise lie in glass chemistry, novel shaping processes and in the practical control of powder suspensions.
Phil has been with Lucideon for over 30 years. Leading a team of expert scientists and consultants, he works on projects that range from novel technology and method development, to characterizing key formulation properties for comparison and optimization of products. Phil has a particular expertise for zeta potential, rheology and Factorial Experimental Design (FED) and is one of Lucideon’s key creative thinkers for partner challenges that need solutions that can’t be found "off the shelf", working across numerous sectors and segments, including skin, hair and oral care and pharmaceuticals.
Moving from a focus on glaze and ceramic powder processing for the traditional ceramic industry in the early part of his career, Phil transferred his expertise to advanced ceramic process issues, including control of nano-suspensions and precipitation processes for electronics applications.
More recently Phil has focused on applications in the medical devices sector and in particular to the development of implanted structures, surgical instrumentation and implant/antibacterial coatings.
Phil was also a Technology Translator for the Materials KTN from 2006 to 2014, identifying powder needs in various industries and helping to connect companies and universities with complementary skills.