THE COMMITTEE

All our committee members are honourary, made up from early career analytical scientists from both industry and academia. We aim to promote analytical science to a wide audience through the organisation of conferences, symposia and networking events, with a strong focus of Continued Professional Development (CPD).

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PROFILES

Dr. Emily Kempa, Analytical Science Network (ASN) Committee Member

Emily completed her degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience (MChem) at the University of Manchester in 2016. During her industrial experience year at Intertek Pharmaceutical Services Manchester, Emily worked within the GCMS team, developing methods to identify and quantify trace impurities in both industrial and consumer products. After her undergraduate degree, Emily undertook a PhD in the Barran group at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. Her project focused upon coupling droplet microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies to a range of different mass spectrometers for the high throughput analysis of synthetic biology targets. She now works at AstraZeneca as an analytical scientist and supports the manufacture of drug substances for use in clinical trials. Her role sees her develop methods for new active pharmaceutical ingredients using a wide range of analytical techniques. Emily has been a member of the committee since 2017 and enjoys chemistry outreach in her spare time.

Analytical Scientist, AstraZeneca

Dr. Dan Lester, Analytical Science Network (ASN) Committee Member

Dan studied Chemistry with Management Studies (MChem) at the University of Sussex. He then went on to complete his PhD at the same university with Qiao Chen and John Turner on metal oxide photocatalysts, sponsored by PpTek in West Sussex (now owned by Parker Hannifin). After a brief sabbatical Dan joined the University of Warwick in 2014 as a research technician. Dan and his instruments then moved on and joined the Research Technology Platform as Manager of the newly formed Warwick Polymer Analysis Facility. Dan spends the majority of his time working with complex instrumentation and data analysis, bridging the gap between academia and industry. His list of instrument specialisation contains too many acronyms to mention, but he is often nick-named GPC-Dan by his peers, and regularly runs specialist training courses in that area.

Dan is also the organiser and host of The Polymer Club, an annual event aimed at developing relationships between industrial and academic polymer scientists.

He is also a proud supporter of The Technician Commitment to promote the progression of technicians with universities.

Manager, Warwick Polymer Analysis Facility

Josephine Mallinson, Analytical Science Network (ASN) Committee Member

Josie studied her Undergraduate degree in Ecology and Conservation Science at the University of the West of England and completed her Master's in Research in Applied Sciences in 2020 at the same institution. Her Master's research focused on the degradation of environmental DNA in aquatic systems, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of her project utilised a systematic review with meta-analysis in R.

Currently, she is working as an IAM Data Technician for Landmark Information Group Ltd, where she analyses GIS address data.

IAM Data Technician, Landmark Information Group Ltd.

Teena Rajan, Analytical Science Network (ASN) Committee Member

Teena is a final year PhD student on the Diamond Science and Technology CDT program at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Prof. Julie Macpherson. Teena’s research focuses on the application of boron doped diamond electrodes for sensing in biological environments. Our group has developed a BDD electrode with lasered regions of sp2-carbon containing quinone terminations (BDD-Q), that can undergo proton coupled transfer, and therefore is pH-sensitive. My recent work, which was a great collaboration with Prof. Bhavik Patel, focusing on the application of BDD-Q electrodes in the upper gastrointestinal tract of a mouse, and tracking the pH changes observed in different regions from the oesophagus to the duodenum in real-time.

PhD Researcher, University of Warwick

Jack Rice

Jack is an Applications Scientist for a MS instrument start-up based in Surrey. He obtained his PhD in 2020 from the University of Bath, where he also obtained his Masters degree in Chemistry in 2014. As part of his degree Jack spent a year working for GSK in a quality assurance role, with a focus on supporting manufacturing activities and method validation using HPLC-UV. Jack’s Masters Thesis examined the relationship between chirality and degradation of ephedrines in river water, using chiral-HPLC coupled to mass spectrometry. His PhD research looked at applying wastewater-based epidemiology to mass spectrometry based proteomics, with an interest in analysing proteins of infectious disease and inflammation using UHPLC-MS.

Applications Scientist, Verdel Instruments

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Dr Mohammad Rizwan was awarded a PhD in Biotechnology at Universiti Brunei
Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam in 2018. Subsequently, he joined to work as a
“Research & Development Innovation Officer” at the Bangor University, United
Kingdom. Currently he is employed as an “Advance Researcher in Residence”,
University of Lodz, Poland. His current research focuses on sensing and biosensing.

Advance Researcher in Residence, University of Lodz

Harriet Walachowski, Analytical Science Network (ASN) Committee Member

Harriet completed her degree in Forensic Science from the University of Central Lancashire in 2012 followed by a 10 week internship looking at the effect of bacterial LPS on human bone cells in vitro. She subsequently completed an MSc in research titled “Next generation anti-microbial agents; development of novel quaternary indolene salts” at the University of Central Lancashire in 2014.From September 2014 to December 2015 Harriet was employed in the supplements team at LGC in Fordham analysing nutritional supplements and feeds for prohibited substances in sport, using SPE, liquid-liquid extraction, LCMS and GCMS. From January 2016 to August 2017, she worked in the drug development services at LGC. In this department she was involved in the sample analysis of pre-clinical and clinical samples using LC-MS/MS based methods. After being heavily involved in the school liaison committee especially the organisation and running of the work experience, she decided to put her passion for teaching into a career. After completing her teacher training in 2018 Harriet worked as a Chemistry teacher at a top-performing grammar school in Essex before moving to a boarding school in Suffolk in September 2020.

Teacher of Chemistry, Culford School