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Prof Peter Myers Ph.D MRI CChem FRSC

Visiting Professor Chemistry

    Research

    Research Interests

    My aim is to replace the industrial habit of collecting fluid samples in bottles and delivering them to laboratories for analysis. We will replace these manual procedures by automated instruments that challenge this glacially slow, high-support-cost, lab-centric business model. The proposed new self-contained analysers will allow measurement at the point of use, thereby eliminating labor, transport time and potential contamination. This new paradigm is made possible through microfabrication. The miniaturisation and integration of solid-phase extraction, electro-chromatographic separations and full-spectrum electro-optical or electro-magnetic detection will allow the encapsulation and optimisation of existing instrumental methods into micro-fluidic, application–specific chemistry chips. Each chip is essentially a laboratory integrated into its sample’s environment.

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants

    A Point-of-Care Test for Sepsis based on Calcium-induced Turbidity in Blood

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    February 2010 - September 2013

    A Point-of-Care Test for Sepsis based on Calcium-induced Turbidity in Blood

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    September 2011 - June 2014

    Research Collaborations

    Various

    External: Unilever Research Port Sunlight

    Development of new separation methods

    Peter Dawes

    External: Prep Australia

    Development of new micro HPLC Columns

    Dr Xaiodong

    External: ThermoFisher Scientific

    Separation Science

    Professor Luigi Mondela

    External: University of Messina

    Separation Science

    Marja-Liisa Riekkola

    External: University of Helsinki

    Electro Chromatography

    Professor Jame Jorgenson

    External: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Ultra High Preformance Chromatography

    Professor David Barrow

    External: University of Cardiff

    Microfabrication