Dr Rick Barber is an experienced leader in the design, development and commercialization of products from concept through to market. As Trajan’s Chief Corporate Systems Officer, Rick oversees the Trajan Management System which encompasses the company’s regulatory compliance, quality and new product introduction systems. Originally trained in chemistry, mathematics and microtechnology Rick has worked at the interface between academic research; science and engineering; and product commercialization for more than 15 years with an emphasis on integrating multi-disciplinary projects in microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, point-of-care diagnostics, medical instruments, wireless sensors and consumer electronics. In a previous role, Rick lead a significant upgrade project to Trajan’s GC Column manufacturing capability including new capital implementation, infrastructure and production process improvements. He has been an active industry supervisor and mentor for four PhD and postdoctoral candidates. Dr Barber is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the American Chemical Society (ACS).