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Antony Williams, PhD

Vice President, Strategic Development, Royal Society of Chemistry
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

Research field: Chemistry
Semantic Web for Chemistry
Analytical Data Processing
Nuclear Magnetic processing
Systematic Nomenclature


Biographical Information

As the Vice President of Strategic Development at the Royal Society of Chemistry and focused on ChemSpider I am leading the charge to show how experience, knowledge and insight can build a platform to facilitate "Building a Structure Centric Community for Chemists." Through ChemSpider ( we are providing the means by which a Semantic Web for chemistry can be realized now.

Over the past decade I held many responsibilities including the direction of the development of scientific software applications for spectroscopy and general chemistry, directing marketing efforts, sales and business development collaborations for the company. Eight years experience of analytical laboratory leadership and management. Experienced in experimental techniques, implementation of new NMR technologies, walk-up facility management, research and development, manufacturing support and teaching. Ability to provide situation analysis, creative solutions and establish good working relationships. Prolific author with over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications, 3 patents and many public presentations.

Specialties: Leadership in the domain of free access Chemistry, Product and project management, Organizational and Leadership development, Competitive analysis and Business Development, Entrepreneurial.


Professional Experience

2009 - Present
Vice President, Strategic Development at Royal Society of Chemistry
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
2007 - Present
President at ChemConnector Inc.
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2009
President at ChemZoo Inc.
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
Apr 1997 - Aug 2007
VP and Chief Science Officer at Advanced Chemistry Development
Toronto, Canada
Dec 1991 - Apr 1997
NMR Technology Leader at Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, New York, United States
Jun 1990 - Dec 1991
NMR Facility Director at University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada
Classes taught:
Fourier Transform NMR
Dec 1988 - Jun 1990
Postdoc at National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Ottawa, Canada

Aug 1985 - Dec 1988
Royal Holloway University of London in Egham, United Kingdom
Jul 1982 - Jul 1985
University of Liverpool in Liverpool, United Kingdom
BSc Hons I

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