Prof Philip Martin CChem FRSC, CPhys FInstP, CEng FIChemE

Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Philip Martin is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. He has a first degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Cambridge in physical chemistry in the group of Professor Paul Davies. Following this he held a Royal Society European Fellowship at the Universite de Paris-Sud/CNRS in Orsay in the group of Guy Guelachvili. Following this he spent three years in the group of Professor John Maier FRS at the University of Basel in Switzerland where he worked on laser spectroscopy of free radicals and molecular ions. In 1993 he took up a position at the University of Huddersfield where he developed techniques in applied spectroscopy and environmental technology using novel laser sources.  He moved to Manchester in 2002. In the Department he is currently Head of Social Responsibility and has previously held roles of Interim Head of School, Director of Research, Director of Post-Graduate Research and Director of Taught Postgraduate.  He set up a spin-off company, TDL Sensors Ltd. in 2000 which was sold in 2016. He has research labs in the Mill Building, the James Chadwick Building and the Photon Science Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry,  a Fellow of the Institute of Physics as well as a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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  • Air pollution monitoring , Technological plasmas, Process analysis , Laser spectroscopy , Laser instrumentation , Infrared and Raman spectroscopy , Environmental technology , Emissions monitoring , Chemical vapour deposition , digital manufacturing

Education / academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Oxford University
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge

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