Roger is the co-founder and chairman & CEO of Cycladex and raised US$1m in grants from the National Science Foundation and established a strategic collaboration with Comstock Mining in Nevada. Previously he was founder of Revolymer, a polymer based company and raised $75m taking the company public on the AIM market in London. He was also co-founder of ChiRex, which went public on NASDAQ for $147m before being sold to Rhodia for $540m. He holds a PhD in chemistry and a NATO postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Bristol University.