Malcolm Crook Technical Director

Malcolm Crook

Technical Director


Malcolm’s background was in synthetic and analytical chemistry, instrument automation and after that robotics.  He was initially at BP Research and then at PAA when the company was formed in 1992.

At PAA, Malcolm has overseen the growth of the laboratory automation business based around the Overlord™ software for controlling laboratory automation workcells and is responsible for the development of the PAA software business.

Malcolm is a past President of the Association of Laboratory Automation (ALA, now SLAS) and is a general committee member of the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG).

Malcolm has an interest in the education of the next generation of scientists and engineers. He has held a visiting lecturer’s post at the University of Surrey teaching Computer Aided Chemistry, was a member of the advisory board in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Manchester and was a regular lecturer on the High Content Analysis MSc course at Trinity College, Dublin.