Prof Nicholas Lockyer BSc PhD CChem FRSC

Professor of Physical Chemistry

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I am a Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Analytical Measurement and Physical Chemistry Section. My first degree and PhD were from the Department of Chemistry at UMIST. On completion of my PhD I took up a post-doc with Prof John Vickerman to develop a new imaging ToF-SIMS (secondary ion mass spectrometry) instrument for surface chemical analysis. Further development work and biological applications of ToF-SIMS were pursued through a Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship.  I joined the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science on the creation of the new University of Manchester in 2004, transferring to the School of Chemistry in 2011


My research group is based in the Photon Science Institute.



  • PhD in Laser Ionisation Mass Spectrometry, UMIST Chemistry 1996
  • BSc Chemistry (1st Class), UMIST Chemistry 1991

Areas of expertise

  • QD Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Laser Ionisation, Surface analysis, instrumentation development

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