School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)
1984-1987 BSc. Combined Honours Chemistry with Biology.
CNAA degree. First Class June 1987.
Undergraduate project title: Glutathione Peroxidase levels in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
1987-1991 PhD entitled "Reactive gases in Electrothermal Atomisation Atomic Absorption Spectrometry" August 1991.
Collaborating body: Philips Scientific. Cambridge.
2006 Qualified as an auditor / lead auditor for ISO 9001 accreditation
Roles on external bodies
Member of ASU, 1993 – present
Executive member of the ASU Board 2002 - 2012
Royal Society of Chemistry, Analytical Division, Atomic Spectroscopy Group, Committee member 2001 – 2003.
Secretary of the Atomic Spectroscopy Group, RSC 2003 – present.
Referee for many International journals
The analytical techniques of atomic spectrometry (FAAS, ETAAS, ICP-OES and ICP-MS) are taught on a regular basis to the undergraduate project students and to masters students as well as during practical classes. Similarly, chromatography coupled with atomic spectrometric detection and the theory behind speciation analysis is also taught.
Analytical chemistry, especially advanced instrumental techniques such as atomic spectroscopy (FAAS, ETAAS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AFS and the coupling of hydride generation to these techniques). In addition, speciation analysis involving the coupling of chromatography (HPLC and GC) to the atomic spectrometric detectors, is also a research interest.
Sample types are typically environmental or biological.