Dr. Richard Blackburn is Associate Professor in Coloration Technology at The University of Leeds, UK. He is Head of The Sustainable Materials Research Group, which conducts research into colorants and coloration processes, polymer chemistry, natural products, cosmetics, and textiles. Dr. Blackburn’s research group focuses on projects that incorporate the principles of sustainability and green chemistry, with much collaboration with industry.
He is co-founder and director of spin-out company Keracol Limited. Keracol develops novel approaches to the extraction of active molecules from plant sources for application in cosmetics, food and textiles.
Dr. Blackburn is currently Reviews Editor for the journal Coloration Technology.