Analytical Science and Forensic Science
Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
School: School of Science and Technology
This is a practically-oriented discipline focused on extending the state-of-the-art in the quantitative analysis of molecular species in chemical, biomedical, and nanotechnological applications.
Our research in analytical science is directed towards the development of instrumentation and methods in the areas of ion mobility spectrometry, separation methods, fluorescence detection, Laue diffraction, hyphenated techniques including electrochemical detection, sensors and devices. These instrumental and technique developments are applied to the fields of industrial, environmental, forensic, pharmaceutical and biomedical science, particularly related to proteomics, cancer diagnosis, cancer immunology and near patient/field testing applications.
Areas of current interest include:
- Chemical and biochemical sensing
- Drugs of abuse and wastewater
- Imaging spectroscopy and experimental design.