Derek Mariner

Derek Mariner is principal scientist in the Analytical Development Center of British American Tobacco (BAT) R&D. His Bachelor of Science degree was earned in biochemistry, and his doctorate was earned in the mechanism of nicotine uptake during smoking and consequently covered a range of disciplines, including analytical chemistry, respiratory physiology and aerosol science.

After a period in academia, Mariner has worked in the tobacco industry for 28 years in a range of science and management roles in R&D and on secondment in Legal and External Affairs.

Mariner has worked on behalf of BAT in CORESTA in various subgroups and task forces, from agrochemicals to environmental tobacco smoke via human smoking behavior. He has served as president of the CORESTA Scientific Commission and currently represents BAT on the Board of CORESTA.

Mariner has also worked in BSI and as an expert in several ISO working groups. He is currently convenor of ISO TC126 SC3 WG2, which has developed ISO DIS 20768 “Vapour Products – Routine Analytical Vaping Machine – Definitions and Standard Conditions.” Mariner is also a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society of Chemistry.