Dr Phil Bone is a Technical Service and Applications Specialist at Micromeritics, and studied Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Leeds. This and an industrial placement during his degree have created a lifelong interest in pharmaceuticals. A PhD on the computational design and synthesis of analogues of a glycopeptide antibiotic further strengthened that interest. Following his PhD, Dr Bone worked at a CRO that specialised in sono-crystallisation and particle engineering, before becoming a service engineer covering laser diffraction and image analysis systems. He joined Micromeritics as a service engineer in 2015, and last year moved into a hybrid role to offer greater support to the company’s pharma customers. He now covers service and application support for the UK.