The University of Manchester
United States of America
Philip Martin is a Reader in the School 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.
The main area of research is into the development of novel techniques for process and environmental analysis. The aim is to develop in situ, non-invasive optical techniques to extract process information such as chemical species concentrations, temperature, pressure and mass flows.