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Dr Carl Hall

Senior Lecturer Analytical and Forensic Science

About

I have been a lecturer in Analytical and Forensic Science for 22 years. Firstly at the University of Huddersfield where I also spent a period as deputy course leader and was part of the team which developed the degrees in; Pharmaceutical Science, Forensic and Analytical Science and the MChem with an Industrial Placement, and more recently at Kingston University.

I have been in my current post at Kingston University since September 2008 and teach on a number of Analytical and Forensic Science modules across levels 5, 6 and 7 within the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry. These include the following modules where I am the Module Leader: CH5006 Analytical Science CH6010 / CH7110 Forensic Chemistry and Trace Analysis CH7010 Quality Systems and Statistics CH7100 MSc Project. As well as a number of courses where I am a member of the teaching team: CH5004 Analytical Chemistry CH6007 Advanced Analytical Chemistry CH7040 Advanced Techniques and Applications

I have supervised a number of postgraduate students predominantly in the area of novel polymers and biosensors as well as undertaken consultancy work for industry.  I have been an active member of the Analytical Science community through my work with the Analytical Division of the RSC, both regionally and nationally.

Areas of specialism

  • Electrochemistry
  • Electroanalysis
  • Sensors and biosensors
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Analytical Science
  • Forensic Science

Qualifications

  • 1987 - 1991 PhD - Coventry, Functional Dopants in Conducting Polymers
  • 1983 - 1987 BSc Chemistry - Leeds

Professional membership

I have been involved with the activities of the Royal Society of Chemistry, in particular the Analytical Division of the Society for a number of years

RSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Committee for the Recruitment and Retention of Members 2002 - 2007 Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Science and Technology Board Committee for Conferences 2003 - 2007 Analytical Division representative on the RSC Public Engagement Group 2010

RSC Analytical DivisionOrdinary member of the Analytical Division Council 1999 - 2002 Assistant Honorary Secretary of the Analytical Division 2002 - 2008 Honorary Secretary of the Analytical Division 2008 - 2011 Trustee of the Analytical Division Trust Fund 1999-2011 Analytical Division Education and Training Steering Group 2000 - 2002 Chair of Analytical Division Programmes Committee 2003 – 2006

RSC Regional Committee member of the North East Region Analytical Division 1998 - 2002 Honorary Secretary for the North East Region Analytical Division 2002 - 2008 Committee member of the North East Region Education Division 2004 - 2008 North East regional coordinator for the Analytical Science Network 1999 - 2002 Committee member of the Huddersfield Local Section of the RSC 2000 - 2008 Committee member of the South East Region Analytical Division 2009 -

Research

My research interests have focused on two themes: electroanalysis and polymer synthesis and characterisation and their applications in the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors. Generally this has focussed on polymeric immobilisation methodologies for enzyme based amperometric sensors. These have included conducting polymers, photolithographic polymers and emulsion systems.

I have also been involved in electrochemical waste purification and reclamation projects, a study of the electrochemistry of self assembled copper helicates and the electrochemical characterisation of palladium catalysts in conjunction with Syngenta.

I have published a number of papers and I am a regular referee for Chemical Communications, Journal of Materials Chemistry and Soft Matter. I have given a number of oral and poster presentations at both National and International conferences and I have been involved with the organisation of a range of meetings and conferences.

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