Professor John Mitchell Faculty of Engineering & Science

Professor John Mitchell is an internationally recognised expert in pre-formulation and formulation science. He has published over 200 refereed papers in aspects of drug delivery, synthesis and analysis of novel drug carrying polymers, drug transport, drug formulation and the chemical stability of drug substances using spectroscopy and calorimetry as major tools.

Professor Mitchell has significant citation impact with an h index of 31 with over 3350 citations and an i10-index of 86. Please see:

Professor Mitchell has excellent industry links having had over 25 collaborative post-doctoral fellows with Pfizer UK and PhD students supported by GSK, Colorcon and Pfizer. The interdisciplinary nature of his work, based in both physical organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, is best expressed in a range of publications in journals ranging from Thermochimica Acta to International Journal of Pharmaceutics and interdisciplinary invited lectures including: 'Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials: The preparation of solid core drug delivery systems'.

Current and previous posts

  • 2010-Present: Emeritus Professor, University of Greenwich
  • 1999-2010: Professor of Biological Chemistry, University of Greenwich
  • 1991-1999: Senior Lecturer in Bio-organic Chemistry, University of Kent
  • 1987-1991: Senior Lecturer, University of Greenwich
  • 1983-1987: Teaching Fellow, University of London.


  • 1983: PhD, Physical Organic Chemistry, Duke University, USA
  • 1979: MSc, Organic Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • 1977: BA Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, USA.