Paul S. Francis

Deakin University, Australia

Paul Francis is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Technology Research and Innovation at Deakin University (Geelong, Australia) and has over 50 publications in the fields of analytical chemistry and molecular luminescence spectroscopy. His main areas of interest are the chemistry and spectroscopy of chemical reactions that produce light (known as chemiluminescence). This has included the synthesis and evaluation of novel reagent systems, elucidation of light-producing reaction pathways, design of new chemiluminescence detectors for HPLC and other flow analysis methodology, and analytical applications based on highly sensitive chemiluminescence detection of biomolecules, illicit drugs, and other socially significant molecules. In 2007, Dr. Francis was awarded the inaugural Robert Cattrall Early Career Medal from the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, for excellence in pure or applied scientific work, which involves substantial analytical chemistry, over a ten-year period of research effort, and in 2005, he received the Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award from the Association of British Spectroscopists.

Biography Updated on 6 April 2010

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