Expertise – Lab and field

I have a wide range of experience, both in the laboratory and on fieldwork, and am fully trained on the following instruments and techniques:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (imaging and analysis – EDS and Raman), including variable pressure, field emission and FIB
  • Electron microprobe (imaging and analysis)
  • Nano CT scanning
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (with EDS)
  • X-Ray Diffraction, including scanning and fixed detectors
  • Laser particle analysis (e.g. Malvern Mastersizer; NanoSight; Zetasizer)
  • Various chemical digestion and analysis methods (microwave; HF digestion; Li metaborate fusion)
  • Inductively coupled plasma – atomic emission spectroscopy/mass spectrometry (ICP-AES/MS)
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF), including handheld instruments
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Variety of surface characterisation methods (BET surface area analysis; Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy)
  • Variety of in vitro toxicity tests (such as haemolysis and inflammatory marker tests).
  • Air quality monitoring and personal exposure techniques (e.g. DustTrak; Filter packs; Cascade impactors)

In addition to the above techniques, I have limited experience in the following:

  • Transmission electron microscopy (limited)
  • Biological tissue preparation (including Os staining, fixing, embedding and sectioning)
  • Iron chromatography (IC)

I have the following computing training and experience:

  • Windows and Apple Mac software
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • various web design packages
  • GIS software (ArcGIS)
  • LATEX
  • basic programming script (PYTHON)
  • statistical software (R, SPSS)
  • Remote sensing