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David Scurr

Senior Research Fellow in Surface Analysis, Faculty of Science

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Biography

  • BSc (hons) - UMIST.
  • PhD - Microstructural Deformation Mechanisms of Natural Composite Materials with Dr. Stephen J. Eichhorn, School of Materials, University of Manchester.
  • 2005 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate: School of Materials, University of Manchester. The design and development of polymer electrospinning systems and the manufacture of biomaterials scaffolds for use in tissue culture.
  • 2006 - 2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate: School of Materials, University of Manchester. Analysis of pore structure and distribution in oxidised nuclear graphite using X-Ray microtomography.
  • 2007 - Surface Analysis Experimental Officer: Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis (LBSA), School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham.

Research Summary

The position of experimental officer involves the operation and maintenance of the time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometer (TOF-SIMS) within the School of Pharmacy. The role also includes… read more

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Current Research

The position of experimental officer involves the operation and maintenance of the time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometer (TOF-SIMS) within the School of Pharmacy. The role also includes conducting any necessary user training on the TOF-SIMS equipment and in the relevant data analysis techniques. TOF-SIMS is a surface analysis technique which incorporates both the analytical technique of SIMS and TOF mass analysis. The TOF mass analyser provides enhanced mass resolution as compared with other SIMS systems allowing the detection of all elements and isotopes as well as gleaning chemical information via molecular and cluster ions. The user base for the TOF-SIMS equipment extends beyond the School of Pharmacy to include Chemistry, Physics and Materials groups within the University as well as colleagues from the Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre at Nottingham with current users and collaborators at The University of Manchester, Keele University and MIT. Current and previous industrial clients and collaborators include Molecular Profiles Ltd, Abbot Vascular, Johnson & Johnson Ltd and The National Physics Laboratory. Current projects involving TOF-SIMS within The University of Nottingham include:

  • High throughput screening of polymer arrays
  • Gentle-SIMS analysis of biomaterials
  • Multivariate Data Analysis

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