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Brian Phillips

Brian is responsible for managing the chemistry stockroom, preparing reagents and stocking labs with supplies for chemistry lab courses, carrying out chemical inventories, and ordering chemicals and lab supplies.


Chemistry Lab Manager


Brian has been at Ursinus College since 2011. Prior to that, he worked as a medicinal chemist at Merck and Co. for 31 years. Using his skills in organic synthesis, purification methods, and instrumental analysis, he developed novel chemistry and synthesized lead compounds in several programs. He also managed an open-access stockroom and served on a departmental safety committee. He is a co-inventor on several patents and an author or co-author of 20 publications.


  • B.S., Lowell Technological Institute
  • M.S. University of New Hampshire