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Fluorok: Who We Are

The founding team has decades of cumulative experience in fluorination chemistry, organic synthesis and catalysis. They combine deep chemical expertise with a true passion for solving big challenges and finding new solutions to improve people’s health and food security while reducing our impact on the planet.

Gabriele Pupo

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Gabriele Pupo

CEO & Founder

Gabriele has a background in catalysis, organic and fluorination chemistry following his MChem from the University of Torino, PhD from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (with Nobel laureate Benjamin List) and extensive postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford with Veronique Gouverneur.

For many years he focused on developing novel, safe and cost-effective fluorinating technologies using alkali metal fluorides while also building strong relationships with numerous chemical industries. In 2022, he co-founded Fluorok and he is its Chief Executive Officer.

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Véronique Gouverneur

Founder & Director

Véronique is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, a fellow of the Royal Society, and one of the most renowned world experts in fluorination chemistry.

Her research has been disseminated in more than two hundred peer-reviewed publications and recognized with prestigious international awards in the field including such as the Moissan Prize in 2021 and the Arthur C. Cope Award in 2022.

She collaborated globally with pharmaceutical companies and in 2022, co-founded Fluorok and currently serves as a consultant and non-executive director.

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Véronique Gouverneur

Founder & Director

Robert (Bob) G. Syvret

Advisor

Robert (Bob) G. Syvret

Advisor

Bob is a fluorine chemist with 35+ year of industrial experience creating new fluorinated molecules, developing new process technology, and commercializing several new high-value fluorochemical products for applications in electronics, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, low-GWP refrigeration and foam expansion, fluoropolymers, and energy storage.

Bob is a visiting scientist at the University of Albany since 2009 and a Research Fellow at Lehigh University since 2017.  He was inducted an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow in 2016 and is the 2020 recipient of the ACS National Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry.

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Steve Dobson

Advisor

Steve is a Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers with a 40 year career in the chemical industry.  For ten years Steve was Head of the Electronic Chemicals division of Solvay SA, a business which grew more than tenfold under his leadership, with operating plants all over the world.  He played a key role in commercializing new technologies and materials for the semiconductor, display, battery and PV industries, including working with a number of start-up and spin out companies.

Steve holds various degrees and post graduate diplomas. He presently serves as a Non Executive Director in Nexeon and at Tullis Russell Group, a member of the I.Chem.E Governance Board, a Mentor & Emerging Technologies Judge with the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Governor and Council member at the University of Chester.

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Steve Dobson

Advisor