About Dr. Tim Davies

Tim Davies has a BSc in Microbiology from the University of London and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Specialising in anaerobic fermentation technology he continued his professional development studying under Prof Lars Ljungdahl at the University of Georgia, USA. Following his post-doctoral research Tim worked for an industrial biotech start-up, Aureozyme, and then became Director of the Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility at the University of Georgia. At the BFF Tim completed projects for almost 100 different companies and more than 100 research institutions over 9 years, mainly in the areas of fermentation and biomanufacturing.

In 2011 Tim became Chief Technical Officer of Green Biologics Ltd., an industrial biochemical company based in Milton Park, Oxfordshire, with facilities and activities in the USA, China, Brazil and India. During his tenure at GBL the company became the first industrial biotech company in 60 years to develop and implement a new ABE manufacturing process, ultimately retrofitting an ethanol plant in Minnesota for acetone and butanol production. In 2017 Tim founded Rubus Scientific Ltd., a consulting company specialising in technical strategy development, biomanufacturing development and scale up, and commercial development primarily in the Industrial Biotechnology space.

In addition to his role at GBL Tim has been involved with the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), chairing the SIMB Annual Meeting in 2009 and the RAFT fermentation conferences in 2011, 2013 and 2019. Tim sat on the SIMB Board of Directors from 2010-2016 and was SIMB President in 2014-2015. He has an interest in science training and education, especially in the area of bioprocessing and biomanufacturing and led the Science Industry Partnership (SIP, UK) Higher Education Committee in addition to being on the SIP board from 2012-2015. Other current professional appointments include a place on the Board of Governors of the IBioIC (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, Scotland) and the IBLF (Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum, UK).

Dr. Tim Davies

Charles Porter Awardees

2018 – Leonard Katz
2017 – Paul Cino
2016 – Badal Saha
2015 – Thomas Jeffries
2014 – Susan Bagley
2013 – Elisabeth Elder
2012 – Carol D. Litchfield
2011 – Vincent P. Gullo
2010 – Douglas Jaeger
2009 – Jeffrey L. Schwartz
2008 – Richard Baltz
2007 – Ann Horan
2006 – Arnold Demain
2005 – Joan W. Bennett
2004 – LaVerne Boeck
2003 – Linda L. Lasure
2002 – Kristien Mortelmans
2001 – Robert Acker
2000 – Joseph J. Cooney
1999 – Donald G. Ahearn
1998 – Steve A. Orndorff
1997 – Jim Karwowski
1996 – Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera
1995 – Richard Traxler
1994 – Claude Nash III
1993 – George E. Pierce
1992 – Paula Myers-Keith
1991 – C. George Hollis
1990 – Robert G. Berger
1990 – Lewis R. Brown
1989 – Robert D. Schwartz
1988 – George A. Somkuti
1987 – Forrest S. Moy
1986 – C. Herb Ward
1985 – Robert L. Huddleston
1984 – Allen I. Laskin
1983 – S. Gaylen Bradley
1982 – Paul Lemke
1981 – Leland A. Underkofler
1980 – William W. Leathen
1979 – W. Max Star
1977 – John L. Litchfield
1976 – Richard L. Raymond
1975 – Virginia W. Jamison
1975 – Morris R. Rogers
1974 – E. Donald Murray
1970 – Perry Brett
1970 – Virgil G. Lilly
1970 – Brinton M. Miller
1967 – Chester Koda
1967 – Arthur M. Kaplan
1966 – Robert W. Squires
1960 – Earnest A. Walker
1960 – Charles C. Yeager