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Roy Meyler

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About Me

My main interest lies in the development of novel sensors. In the past I have worked on projects dealing with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes and environmental toxins.

I am currently based in the 'Electrochemical & Interfaces Group' at the University of Warwick where I am interested in using state-of-the-art carbon based materials in advanced analytical methodologies.

Current Project

"Carbon based electrochemical sensors for the detection of species in complex environments"

(Chemistry, Physics, Engineering)


Electrochemistry represents a low cost, potentially non-invasive means of sensing the solution environment, such as trace species in pharmaceutical processing e.g. potential genotoxic impurities (PGIs), process waters and biological environments such as neurotransmitters. Carbon electrodes (sp3 and sp2 hybridised) are particularly attractive electrodes due to their biocompatibility and low cost. However different forms of carbon show different degrees of catalytically activity towards different target analytes. I will design, using a “bottom up” approach, new electrodes for different trace species detection,which can also be integrated into non-perturbative on-line flow-detection systems. Key objectives are to reduce analysis times, lower costs and improve on current detection levels.

Supervisor & Work Group

Prof. Julie MacPherson

Professor of Chemistry and Supervisor of the 'Electrochemistry Interfaces Group' with special interest in the development of electrochemical sensors.

Find out more about Prof. J. MacPherson here→

Info on the Electrochemistry Interfaces Group can be found here→

Academic History


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Physical Chemistry, Eurobachelor

Universität Regensburg / University of Regensburg, Germany
Projects: 2

Previous Projects and Presentations:

  1. Bottom-Up Colorimetric Sensor Development for the Analysis of Medically Interesting Analytes
  2. Dope Money - The Analysis of Cocaine on Banknotes
  3. Forensic Techniques for the Discrimination of Fibres and Textiles
  4. Wearable sensors for the study of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  5. Carcinogens in the Water – An Analysis of Total Cr and Cr(VI) in Kansas Drinking Water
  6. Are Your Toddlers Drinking Lead? – An Analysis of Apple Juice and its Lead Content

Honours and Awards

Marie Curie Fellowship


European Commission – Innovation and Research DG
March 2013


Roy Meyler

Contact Details

MOAC and Systems Biology DTCs
Top Floor, Senate House
The University of Warwick

Tel. 024 765 75808

Electrochemistry Interfaces Group
Chemistry A105
The University of Warwick

Tel. 024 765 74574

E-mail: R dot E dot P dot Meyler at warwick dot ac dot uk

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF Document)