Contributor Profile

Richard S. Blackburn

Job TitleDirector and Co-Founder

Company NameKeracol Limited, University of Leeds


Dr Blackburn’s key areas of research focus around the principles of sustainability and how these principles can be applied in the fields of materials science, coloration technology and cosmetics. His research is important in terms of the contribution to basic research, fundamental discoveries, and influence on the direction of the field, making a significant contribution to the scientific community. His research also has significant impact in its application in terms of providing more sustainable products and processes for industry and society.

He is co-founder and director of University spin-out company Keracol Limited, which develops novel approaches to the extraction of active molecules from plant sources, and fractionating and purifying them for multiple applications, both existing and novel.

Conference Sessions

  • Beyond natural - New frontiers in green formulation

    Tuesday09:00 - 12:3017 April 2018
    Workshop Room G104 - G105

    “Green” has traditionally been seen as a rather basic segment of the cosmetic industry, but in recent years it has shown that this label is no longer suitable. ...

    • Language: English

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