Dr McMahon’s research interests include the development of trace analytical methods and instrumentation based on mass spectrometry, laser spectroscopy and chromatography.
His current research interests include:
- imaging MALDI mass spectrometry of tissue samples,
- the development and use of radio-labelled molecules for Positron Emission Tomography, both in product quality control and metabolite analysis and
- the development of automated chemistry rigs for remote PET radiotracer synthesis .