It is much sadness that we have to report that Brian died in Dec 2010 following an accident at his home in Clifton. Our sympathies to his family.
Brian studied for a B.Sc. (Hons), in Applied and Analytical Chemistry (1994) at Staffordshire University (U.K.) having previously completed a National Certificate (1992) and National Diploma (1993) in Analytical Chemistry at Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland). He then studied for a Ph.D. within this research group at Bristol (1995-1999) developing a system for determination of highly fluorinated compounds at ultra-trace levels in air samples.
Between 1999 and 2010 Brian was employed at Bristol University on the Medusa GC-MS program, the tracer dispersion programs, the SOGE network and the SOGE-Asia network.
Prior to living in Bristol, Brian was previously employed in Industry (OMAC laboratories Ltd, Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ltd, and in research - Athlone Institution of Technology / Arran Chemicals Ltd.
Brian's experience was in the development of instruments and methods towards ultra-trace gas monitoring in air samples. In conjunction with colleagues in Scripps Institution of Oceanography he was heavily involved in the development of a new generation of GC-MS instruments for the routine determination of the Kyoto gases, HFCs, PFCs and SF6. His recent responsibilities entailed advancing of the GC-MS calibration and analyses efforts within the System of Observation of Greenhouse Gases in Europe (SOGE) and implementing a common data quality control system for 4 European research stations. Additionally, He contributed towards development of analysis methods of NMHCs, OVOCs, halocarbons and improving methods of air analysis for tracer gas dispersion experiments.
A list of publications can be found in the Group Publications folder.