Matthew Jones, Ph.D.

Sr. Manager, Crystallization, Pharma Services
Linz, Austria

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Subject matter expert and head of crystallization, leads a group of three specialists at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Linz site in Austria
  • Provide consulting and support of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) sites in Regensburg, Germany and Greenville, SC and scientific oversight of Thermo Fisher’s solid state lab in Florence, SC

Professional highlights

  • Highly knowledgeable in solid state chemistry and crystallization process development with over twelve years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including working for AstraZeneca
  • Developed numerous crystallization processes for small molecule APIs for isolation, purification and particle engineering
  • Guided the modernization and recruitment of experts for Thermo Fisher’s solid state analytical laboratory in Florence, SC, establishing a state-of-the-art facility
  • Author or co-author of over fifty scientific publications and two patents
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society
  • Assistant professor at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany


  • Habilitation (higher doctorate) in chemical engineering from MartinLuther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Doctor of Philosophy from the University of London, University College, U.K.

Scientific expertise

  • Crystallization process development, small molecules and biological macromolecules
  • Particle engineering
  • Downstream processes (solid-liquid separation and drying)
  • Solid state chemistry and solid state analysis

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