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PhD on Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Small Metallic Particles
UMIST, 1996

BSc in Chemistry
UMIST, 1988

Certificate in Mathematics
Open University, 2010

Certificate in Semantic Web Technologies
OpenHPI, 2013

Director of SurfaceSpectra Ltd.

Director of the International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy

Honorary Lecturer in Cheminformatics

Honorary Lecturer in Analytical Science

Academic Visitor at Imperial College London

Other research

Research interests

My research interests lie in data reduction, working mainly with the results from ToF-SIMS (time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry) and IR (infra red spectroscopy) experiments in cell chemistry. Chemometric and cheminformatic approaches are applied to spectra, 2D chemical images and 3D chemical hypercubes to understand the complex chemistries involved in cell structure, metabolism and drug interaction. Work carried out in parallel aims to develop visualisation tools for chemists and biologists working in this area.

My group

  • Analytical Science

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate in Semantic Web Technologies, Hasso Plattner Institute

1 Feb 20131 Jun 2013

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

Certificate in Mathematics, The Open University

1 Oct 20081 Oct 2010

Award Date: 1 Oct 2010

Doctor of Philosophy, Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Small Metallic Particles, UMIST

1 Oct 19884 Jul 1996

Award Date: 4 Jul 1996

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, UMIST

3 Oct 19854 Jul 1988

Award Date: 4 Jul 1988

External positions

Academic Visitor, Imperial College London

1 Jan 201730 Jun 2017

Director, The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy

30 Jun 2015 → …

Director, SurfaceSpectra Ltd

Feb 1997 → …

Areas of expertise

  • QD Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemometrics
  • Cheminformatics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Spectrometry
  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Cancer
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology


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