Richard J. C. Brown

National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom


Richard Brown was born in Epsom, UK, in 1975. He was educated at Epsom College and Imperial College London, UK, from where, in 1997, he received his B.S. degree in chemistry, together with the Governors' Prize for Chemistry. He remained at Imperial and was awarded his Ph.D. degree in electrochemistry, in 2000. He then joined the Analytical Science Group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in Teddington, UK, where his early work on ultra-low reflectance surfaces attracted widespread scientific and media attention as NPL Super Black. His current research focuses on measurements of the chemical composition of ambient particulate matter, the use of surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy as a quantitative trace analysis technique, and primary pH measurements made using the Harned cell. In 2008, he was awarded the 34th SAC Silver Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research interests include environmental analytical chemistry, electroanalysis, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. He has published in excess of 130 peer-reviewed papers.

Biography Updated on 7 April 2015

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