The Analytical Research Forum (ARF) provides the opportunity for early career researchers from analytical communities to present their work, alongside high profile analytical scientists. This flagship event of the Analytical Division will showcase cutting-edge analytical chemistry and applications to stimulate new research, collaboration and engagement between researchers based in academia and industry.
Our one day format includes keynotes and invited talks, panel discussions about careers in analytical chemistry plus additional oral contributions selected by the Scientific Committee from the submitted abstracts.
The poster session enables yet more participants to share their work in this exciting interdisciplinary meeting for the analytical science community. In addition to opportunities during lunch and refreshment breaks to view the posters, further networking will be possible during an early evening wine reception.
ARF 2019 is not to be missed and the Scientific Committee look forward to welcoming you to Burlington House, Piccadilly, London on 25 June
Melanie Bailey, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Melanie Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Surrey. She has a first degree in physics (Manchester), a PhD in electronics and her faculty position is focussed on forensic science. During this time she has worked as a Technical Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Advisory Group for the International Conference for Particle Induced X-ray Emission. She now holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship (5 years, commenced October 2018) which is aims to explore the possibility of combining the trace element and chemical information that can be provided with ion beam imaging with an array of mass spectrometry techniques.
Graham Cooks, Purdue University, United States
Graham Cooks received Ph. D.s from the University of Natal and Cambridge University, UK. He works with mass spectrometers, their fundamentals and applications. He is a past President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, and a member of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science. He has had the privilege of advising and working with a hundred thirty six Ph. D. students.
Kamonwad Ngamchuea (2018 Ronald Belcher Award Winner), Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Kamonwad Ngamchuea is a Lecturer in Chemistry at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand. She graduated with a D.Phil. degree in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from Oxford University in 2018. Her research is focused on the development of chemical sensors using electroanalytical and spectrophotometric methods. In particular, she has developed sensors for the detection of glutathione in blood, plasma and saliva, and has collaborated with medical researchers to realise a vision for at point-of-care testing of bipolar disorder. More generally, Kamonwad has been investigating the possibility of saliva as a non-invasive replacement of blood for health monitoring.
Fiona Regan, Dublin City University, Ireland
Fiona Regan is Professor in Chemical Science at Dublin City University and Director of the DCU Water Institute. Fiona studied Environmental Science and Technology and later completed a PhD in analytical chemistry in 1994. Following postdoctoral research in optical sensing in DCU, in 1996 she took up a lecturing position at Limerick Institute of Technology. In 2002 Fiona joined the School of Chemical Sciences as a lecturer in analytical chemistry, in 2008 she became senior lecturer and in 2009 became the Beaufort Principal Investigator in Marine and Environmental Sensing. Fiona’s research focuses on environmental monitoring and she has special interest in priority and emerging contaminants as well as the establishment of decision support tools for environmental monitoring using novel technologies and data management tools.
Her work includes the areas of separations and sensors (including microfluidics), materials for sensing and antifouling applications on aquatic deployed systems. Fiona has supervised > 25 students to PhD and MSc level, has a h-index of 29 publishing over 100 peer reviewed papers, book chapters, books and reviews. Fiona is an associate editor with the RSCs Analytical Methods and is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Ocean Technology, and Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology.