Andrew S. Brown

National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom

Andrew S. Brown obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1999 and has, since then, worked at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, UK, where he is currently a Principal Research Scientist in the Gas Metrology and Trace Analysis Group. Brown leads the delivery of the energy gases work at NPL by developing accurate and traceable standards and methods to underpin measurements of natural gas, refinery gases, LPG and LNG, hydrogen purity, and nonconventional gases (e.g. biogas). This work supports a large industrial sector that is rapidly evolving towards a low-carbon future. He is also responsible for the technical delivery of the UK government’s polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) air quality monitoring network, which NPL operates for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). During his time at NPL, Brown has led numerous technical projects, acted an as ISO 17025 accreditation consultant, and played a leading role in a number of international and national standardisation committees. In 2008, he won the CITAC award for the most important paper on metrology in chemistry, for his work in developing the first traceable measurements of mercury vapour in ambient air. He is a charted chemist and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Biography Updated on 6 November 2012

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