Dr Margaret Faul

UCD Alumni Award in Science 2023

BSc 1986 (Chemistry), MSc 1988 (Chemistry)

Dr Margaret Faul received her BSc and MSc degrees from UCD, and received her PhD from Harvard University. In 2003 Margaret joined Amgen Inc, in Thousand Oaks, California., where she is currently Vice President of the Manufacturing and Clinical Supply chain organisation, accountable for clinical supply for all Amgen’s clinical studies.

Margaret has supported drug development programs across all phases of clinical and commercial. She has experience working with commercial manufacturing organizations worldwide and has invested significant effort in evolving a green chemistry culture in the workplace. As a result, Amgen was awarded in 2017 the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for developing an improved green process for commercial manufacture of Parsavib. She is chair of the Board of Directors of the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in the Pharmaceutical Industry and past chair and founder of the Enabling Technologies Consortium. Margaret has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, presentations, and patents, and has served as a symposium organizer and session chair for several major process chemistry events. She is an associate editor for Organic Letters and is a member of the editorial boards for Science of Synthesis, Organic Syntheses, Synthesis and SynLett, and Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis.

Margaret has received the Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management from Dow Chemical Company, ACS and HBA rising star awards, among other leadership recognitions. She was elected as an ACS Fellow in 2019 and to the National Academy of Engineering in 2020.

In partnership with Thiéme and the Science of Synthesis she sponsors the Dr. Margaret Faul Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences. Margaret is a founding member of the Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry to “empower and support women to enter and lead successful careers in the field of organic chemistry by providing a diverse, inclusive, and innovative environment for them to feel a true sense of belonging, develop powerful networks, and know the opportunities available to them.”