Dec 19, 2006
British-born Dick Lewin Wife followed a traditional educational path, receiving his chemistry first degree from the University of Leeds in 1969 and staying on to do an organic PhD with David W. Jones. Research fellowships then took him to London, New York, and finally California, after which he returned to a job in the UK with Shell in 1976, moving to The Netherlands with the company in 1979. He stayed with Shell until 1987 at which point he founded SPECS and BioSPECS BV, in The Netherlands. In 2005, he co-founded a new company, SORD, which aims to find “lost chemistry” and make it accessible to the scientific world.
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