My role at AUT involves curation and application of the School of Applied Sciences’ analytical chemistry instrumentation. These include gas chromatographs and liquid chromatographs (GC and LC), mass spectrometers coupled to chromatographs (GC-MS and LC-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrum (ICP-AES) and an Exeter Analytical CE440 elemental analyser. The school also has a pair of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers and sundry other specs and plate readers. We have recently acquired a confocal microscope with Atomic Force and Raman spectroscopy capabilities as well as a very powerful Analytical Flow Cytometer with cell sorting capability but these are not my responsibility so I will not discuss them here.
My lab contains three HPLCs, three GCs, the GC-MS and the LC-MS as well as the elemental analyser. I intend to post a page describing each of these instruments and providing examples of applications of them. Keep checking back to see if I’ve added any links.
I am responsible for maintaining and servicing these instruments as well as developing applications for research students and staff. I contribute to the design of experiments by researching and advising on appropriate methodologies and techniques to achieve desired analytical outcomes.