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Robert Barry Channon

Bioa

Rob completed an MChem at Warwick University in 2011 with first class honours. His dissertation - under Professor Pat Unwin - focused on the fabrication of nanoelectrodes for use in high resolution scanning electrochemical microscopy*. He is currently a 4th year PhD student in the Electrochemistry and Interfaces group working under Professor Julie Macpherson.

His PhD focuses on the quantitation of genotoxic impurities using electrochemical sensors and is sponsored by AstraZeneca and the EPSRC.

Publications

1) Robert B. Channon, Jonathan C. Newland, Anthony W. T. Bristow, Andrew D. Ray and Julie V. Macpherson. Selective detection of hydrazine in the presence of excess electrochemically active pharmaceutical ingredients, using Boron Doped Diamond Metal Nanoparticle Functionalised Electrodes. Electroanalysis, 2013, 25, 12, 2613–2619 LINK
2) Laura A. Hutton, James G. Iacobini, Eleni Bitziou, Robert B. Channon, Mark E. Newton, and Julie V. Macpherson. Examination of the Factors Affecting the Electrochemical Performance of Oxygen-Terminated Polycrystalline Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes. Anal. Chem., 2013, 85, 15, 7230–7240 LINK

Poster/Oral Presentations

- Pittcon conference 2015 8-12th March In New Orleans, USA
Talk titled "An Old Approach to a New Problem: Electrochemical Analysis of Hydrazine in Pharmaceuticals"
- AstraZeneca collaborations conference 2014 16th Oct at Macclesfield, UK
Talk titled "An Old Approach to a New Problem: Electrochemical Analysis of Hydrazine in Pharmaceuticals"
- AstraZeneca PhD day 2014 2nd July at Macclesfield, UK
Talk titled "An Old Approach to a New Problem: Electrochemical Analysis of Hydrazine in Pharmaceuticals"
- Postgraduate Research Symposium 2014, 29th May at University of Warwick Department of Chemistry, UK
Talk titled "An Old Approach to a New Problem: Electrochemical Analysis of Hydrazine in Pharmaceuticals"
- Emerging Analytical Professionals (EAP) conference 6th April 2014 at North lakes hotel and spa Penrith, UK
Talk titled "A New Electrochemical Approach for the Determination of Trace Carcinogenic Impurities in Pharmaceuticals"
- Midlands Electrochemistry Group (MEG) meeting 1st April 2014 at Loughborough University, UK
Talk titled "A New Electrochemical Approach for the Determination of Trace Carcinogenic Impurities in Pharmaceuticals"
- Postgraduate Research Symposium 2013, 29th May at University of Warwick Department of Chemistry, UK
Poster titled "Electrochemical Detection of Hydrazine in the Presence of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"
- AstraZeneca PhD day 14th Nov 2011 at Macclesfield, UK
Poster titled "Electroanalysis as a New Tool for the Detection of Potential Genomic Impurities in Pharmaceutical Processing"

Research interests

- The properties and applications of polycrystalline boron doped diamond
- The use of finite element modelling to understand electrochemical properties
- New approaches to trace detection of genotoxic impurities
- Flow injection analysis
- Microelectrochemical Measurements at Expanding Droplets
- Microfluidics

Extra curricular

First aider 2014-15
Regular participant in outreach activities, 2011-15
A level Chemistry tutor 2014
Workshop assistant 2011-14 for 2nd year electrochemistry course CH249
Chemistry department open day assistant, 2009-14
Lab demonstrator 2011-12 CH222 p2&b
President of Warwick University drumming society, 2011-12
Ran drum workshop for Kenliworth Phab club 2012 (Link, Link2)
Captain of chemistry departmental cricket team, 2011-15
Warwick active Honours award 2014
Drum kit teacher, 2008-2015

*Now a published work by R. A. Lazenby et al. (LINK)