Mr Andrew Tonkin

Mr Andrew Tonkin

Senior Technician

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


My main role is in support of teaching with much of my time being spent demonstrating analytical techniques including FT-IR microscopy / spectroscopy, elemental microanalysis, fluorescence & UV / vis spectroscopy. After an initial five years as inorganic technician, I switched to organic chemistry so consequently have spent a considerable proportion of the last thirty years preparing and helping with undergraduate practicals and projects. I am frequently asked to undertake syntheses in support of a number of research groups of a wide range of organic / organometallic compounds including some isotopically enriched or radiolabelled.


Certificate in Applied Chemistry (LRSC) 1990, Higher National Certificate, Chemistry (HNC) 1984.

Originally employed at the University as Inorganic Technician since 1980/1981, and as Organic Chemistry Technician since 1985.