Mr Andrew Arnold
Profiles

Mr Andrew Arnold

Senior Technician

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

The focus of my role is to provide technical support for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in their inorganic and analytical chemistry endeavours. This includes managing/operating/demonstrating the School's atomic absorption facilities, which see the hands-on use of the instrumentation by approximately 250 undergrads and postgrads in each academic year, many of them on several occasions.

Other analytical instruments I have responsibility for include a range of UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometers.
Support also provided for other specific and general areas of chemistry.
Prominent role in the day-to-day function of this part of the school's technical provision. This includes a lot of varied administrative tasks. For example, I am heavily involved in the planning cycle regarding the timetabling of laboratories.