I graduated from the University of Warwick in July 2004 with a masters in chemistry (Mchem). Following this I decided to further my interest in chemistry by starting a PhD under the supervision of Prof Peter Derrick. These pages are designed to give a brief overview of my projects and give some information about the field of science I work in.
About My Research
Department: Department of Chemistry
Research Group: Institute of Mass Spectrometry
Supervisor: Dr Thomas Drewello
2ND Supervisor: Prof Peter Derrick
Mass Spectrometry ionization source: design and development
Primarily, my research interests lie in the field of mass spectrometry instrumental design. The main thrust of my research involves the development of an ionization source that utilises nano-technology to create the high fields necessary for field desorption/Ionization mass spectrometry. With this source we hope to be able to ionise both the conventional field desorption /ionization candidates such as oil samples, but also samples such as proteins and polymers that are more usually analysed using techniques such as Electrospray Ionization (ESI) and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI). In collaboration with other members of our research group, I am also interested in the development of highly reproducible multi-channelled emitters for nano-Electrospray Ionization (nESI). More details can be found using the links on the left.
Year Started: 2004