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University of Bath

Chemical Characterisation Facility team

We are expert analytical scientists and instrument specialists, with extensive experience of a wide range of application areas.

We combine cutting-edge analytical equipment with extensive in-house expertise to provide a comprehensive material and chemical characterisation service. We work with the commercial sector and internal and external research institutions.


  • John Lowe

    Core Research Facility Lead
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    John is an NMR Spectroscopist with primary responsibility for managing the NMR facilities based in the Department of Chemistry.

  • Tim Woodman

    Senior Instrument Specialist - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
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    Tim is a Senior NMR Spectroscopist with over 24 years experience in the field. In addition, he has wide experience in synthetic chemistry.

  • Elizabeth Marsden

    Senior Analytical Laboratory Technician
    Elizabeth Marsden

    Elizabeth is responsible of the chemical characterisation instruments in Chemical Engineering.

  • Catherine Lyall

    Instrument Specialist - NMR and Reaction Monitoring
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    Catherine oversees the DReaM Facility and also jointly manages the University’s NMR spectrometers.

  • Kathryn Proctor

    Instrument Specialist - Mass Spectrometry
    Dr Kathryn Proctor

    Kathryn facilitates research by providing training and analytical support in advanced Mass Spectrometry (MS) techniques.

  • Samantha Lau

    Instrument Technician
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    Samantha supports the instrument specialists in both mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy facilities.

  • Martin Levere

    Instrument Technician
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    Martin is an Instrument Technician supporting the Instrument Specialists for Mass Spectrometry and Polymer Analysis. He is Radioprotection Supervisor (RPS).