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Antony Williams

  • PhD
  • Vice President, Strategic Development
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
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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.

Recent publications

  • A comparison of three liquid chromatography (LC) retention time prediction models

    • McEachran A
    • Mansouri K
    • Newton S
    • et al.
  • Abstract Sifter: A comprehensive front-end system to PubMed

    • Baker N
    • Knudsen T
    • Williams A

Professional experience

Vice President, Strategic Development

Royal Society of Chemistry

June 2009 - Present


ChemConnector Inc.

August 2007 - Present


ChemZoo Inc.

December 2006 - June 2009(3 years)

VP and Chief Science Officer

Advanced Chemistry Development

April 1997 - August 2007(10 years)

NMR Technology Leader

Eastman Kodak Company

December 1991 - April 1997(5 years)

NMR Facility Director

University of Ottawa

June 1990 - December 1991(2 years)


National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

December 1988 - June 1990(2 years)



Royal Holloway University of London

August 1985 - December 1988(3 years)

BSc Hons I

University of Liverpool

July 1982 - July 1985(3 years)

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