Stoli Catalysts has a multinational team centred on our site in Wellesbourne in the heart of the UK
Dr Nikolay Cherkasov
Founder & Managing Director
Nikolay is an experienced researcher and entrepreneur. He has extensive knowledge in heterogeneous catalysis having 50 scientific publications and securing £2.5M grant funding from various sources. He is a member of IchemE, a graduate of Innovate UK’s ICURe programme and won an Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He leads the company day-to-day operations and business development.
Business Development Director
Quentin Compton-Bishop is an experienced CEO, board director and entrepreneur. Prior to joining Stoli Catalysts, he was CEO of Warwick Ventures, responsible for research commercialisation at the University of Warwick.
Prior to Warwick Ventures, he was a co-founder and CEO of a number of technology start-ups, including P2i, a global leader in protective nano-coatings, and RolaTube Technology. Quentin has an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Cranfield MBA and a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma.
Other senior roles have been with renewable energy, software and mobile phone businesses. Quentin has an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Cranfield MBA and Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma. He was also a director of the Sustainable Energy Academy and a co-developer of its SuperHomes programme.
Professor Evgeny Rebrov
CSO & Founder
Evgeny, a full professor of Chemical Engineering since 2010, specialises in catalytic reaction engineering, multiphase reactors, microreactors and transient reactor operation. He has over 20 years of experience in catalyst development, including close collaboration with industrial companies such as DSM, Albemarle BV, Janssen Pharmaceutical NV, IMM-Fraunhofer, Chemtrix and Lionix.
Senior Organic Chemist
William obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and then spent a year as a postdoc in the laboratory of Professor Noyori, Nagoya, Japan working on asymmetric hydrogenation. Since then, he has worked for a number of chemical companies, engaged in the use of catalysis for the manufacture of pharmaceutical intermediates. At Stoli Chm, he is looking at the expanding the scope of Organic reactions carried out using the SABRe reactors.
Jonty received a MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sheffield. He also has
experience in unique manufacturing environments. At Stoli Jonty is an application scientist responsible for
demonstrating performance of SABRe reactors.
Ed Bainbridge, Ed graduated in chemical & process engineering from the University of Leeds. He works on
process development and intensification at Stoli.
Freddy is a Lancaster University graduate, first-class with MEng and experience in equipment design for the petrochemical industry and extensive experience in CAD, 3D printing and conventional manufacturing techniques.
Sofia is a PhD student at the University of Oxford, with experience in inorganic chemistry and process optimisation. Her research is focused on flow chemistry and improving biocatalysis using inorganic supports. She uses her analytical skills to carry out research activities for Stoli Chem.
Finance & Facilities Manager
Natalia has background in economics and is in the process of obtaining a chartered accountant status via Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Natalia oversees the finances and operations of Stoli Catalysts.
Dr Martin Lok
Member of Technology Advisory Board
Martin has over 40 years’ experience in industrial catalysis, mostly heterogeneous, in a variety of areas like biorenewables, hydrogenation, gas-to-liquids, catalyst preparation. He is an expert on process scale-up from to production. He has more than 30 patents, 70 scientific papers and several book chapters. Martin advises Stoli on process scale-up.
Chair of Technology Advisory Board
Fred heads the Technology Advisory Board. He retired in 2015 from the role of technical director for Johnson Matthey for Catalysts & Chiral technologies Business’s Global R&D group, managing 5 sites globally and 50 people. The business was centred within the Pharmaceutical/Fine Chemical Market. He has more than 30 years of experience in heterogeneous catalysis and fine chemical synthesis.
Professor Volker Hessel
Member of Technology Advisory Board
Prof. Hessel has a distinguished career in research and innovation. He was a Vice Director R&D at IMM from 2002, and Director R&D from 2007. In 2005 and 2011, Prof. Hessel was appointed as part-time and full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, respectively. He was honorary professor at TU Darmstadt, Germany 2009-2018, and is guest professor at Kunming University of Science and Technology. Prof. Hessel is (co-)author of > 450 peer-reviewed (h index>70). He received the AIChE Award “Excellence in Process Development Research” in 2007, the ERC Advanced Grant “Novel Process Windows” in 2010, the ERC Proof of Concept Grant in 2017, the IUPAC ThalesNano Prize in Flow Chemistry in 2016, and the FET OPEN Grant in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed Deputy Dean Research and professor at the University of Adelaide in Australia.