Steve Allin co-founded Charnwood Molecular in 1998. Steve was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Organic Chemistry at Loughborough University from 1997 until 2008.

He was Professor of Organic Chemistry at Keele University from 2008-2012, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Forensics at Nottingham Trent University from 2012-2015, Head of the NTU Doctoral School and a member of the University Leadership Team from 2015-2017. In February 2017 Steve moved to Charnwood Molecular to become the Managing Director, providing day-to-day leadership and management during a significant planned growth phase for the company. In 2020, following a significant investment into Charnwood Molecular by Synova Capital, Steve became its CEO.


Steve graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in Chemistry and Pharmacology, and obtained his PhD from Liverpool in the area of asymmetric synthesis. Steve gained postdoctoral experience with Professor Alan R. Katritzky, FRS, at the Centre for Heterocyclic Compounds, University of Florida.


Steve has a proven research track record in heterocyclic chemistry, natural product synthesis and asymmetric synthesis.