Martin Levere Instrument Technician
Martin is an Instrument Technician supporting the Instrument Specialists for Mass Spec, PXRD and Polymer Chemistry. He is Radioprotection Supervisor (RPS).
Martin supports the Instrument Specialists with the maintenance, operation, acquisition of data, and training of users on GPC/SEC, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and MALDI-TOF-TOF MS instruments, and for running of Powder X-Ray Diffractometry (PXRD) samples.
His expertise in Polymer Chemistry means that he is also able to support researchers in this field, and apply a range of chemical characterisation techniques to their samples.
In his role as Radioprotection Supervisor for MC² and the Department of Chemistry, he oversees all of the activities involving X-Rays, ensuring safe working practices for all involved.
Since completing his PhD in 2008 Martin has worked as a post-doctoral researcher in polymer science laboratories in France, the USA and UK. He primarily worked with reversible deactivation radical polymerisation (RDRP) to synthesise polymers and NMR, GPC/SEC, MALDI-TOF MS, Light Scattering, Dynamic Light scattering (DLS), DSC, UV-vis and Infra-Red to characterise the products. His post-doctoral appointments include at the Université du Maine (Le Mans, France), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA), Aston University (Birmingham, UK) and University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK). He has particular interest in real-time reaction monitoring, Cu(0) mediated RDRP (SET-LRP), RAFT polymerisation and azlactone functional polymers.
Martin holds a MChem degree (2005) and PhD degree (2009) from the University of Warwick. His Polymer chemistry focussed PhD thesis “At-Line Monitoring of SET-LRP Reactions” was supervised by Prof. David Haddleton and sponsored by Polymer Laboratories (now Agilent).