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Dr. Alan J Paul
Expertise in: Analytical chemistry, secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) & x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA)
Operations Director of the Surface Science Division at Lucideon
Alan is an analytical chemist specializing in the surface characterization of materials and has spent the last 30 years working for clients worldwide in a diverse range of industry sectors.
He has a Ph.D in X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy from the University of Newcastle (UK). In 1987, he moved to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST, UK) to start working in Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToFSIMS). In 1992, part of the surface science group at UMIST was spun out as a private company, providing commercial analytical and consultancy services. This company was acquired by Lucideon in 2002.
Alan currently works in the Surface Science Group at Lucideon, as Operations Director and Surface Analyst. He uses techniques such as SIMS and XPS for the study of, for example, biomaterials, medical devices and implants, pharmaceuticals, coatings, lacquers, adhesives, packaging, surfactants, lubricants and tribofilms.