Welcome to the Mass Spectrometry & Instrumentation Group

Our research focuses on the design, implementation and optimisation of innovative analytical instruments. We have considerable experience developing portable mass spectrometer systems and novel analytical methods for environmental, security and medical applications. Our expertise covers modelling, design, simulation and fabrication of all major aspects of mass spectrometer systems: ion source, mass analyser, ion optics, ion detection and control electronics.


Latest News


We were honoured to have Professor Badu-Tawiah from Ohio State University deliver a seminar to our group entitled, "Science in Reverse: A Chemical Approach for Underserved Communities". 

Congratulations to Norfatirah Sarih on successfully defending her PhD thesis! Her external examiners were Prof. Lei Zhu (Florida State University) and Prof Kathryn Fairfull-Smith (Queensland University of Technology). 


PhD student Barry Smith is presenting some of our latest research at the BMSS Ambient Ionisation SIG (University of Surrey) about using flex-electronics to create a high resolution ion mobility spectrometer.


PhD students David Perez and Kieran Collings head out to Barcelona for the 4th INTERNATIONAL MASS SPECTROMETRY SCHOOL (IMSS).


Monrawat Rauytanapanit from Chulalongkorn University (Prof. T. Praneenararat) has been successful in securing funding to come and visit our labs as a visiting PhD student for 6 months. Her research relates to Paper Spray Mass spectrometry and she will work under the supervision of Dr. Simon Maher. We look forward to welcoming her to Liverpool.

PhD student Barry Smith is heading out to ASMS presenting some of our latest research and also visiting the labs of Distinguished Professor Graham Cooks (Aston labs, Purdue).