Dr Andrew Houston

  • Research Associate (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)

Biography

Andrew is an analytical chemist, currently working in the University of Glasgow as a Research Associate, and is based in the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre. His project focuses of the development of novel methods for the measurement of clumped methane isotopologues in ambient air, using high resolution IRMS.

Andrew earned a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in 2017, and then went on to complete a PhD in Forensic Chemistry at the University of Dundee in 2021. He also successfully undertook a PgCert in Researcher Development alongside his PhD studies whilst at the University of Dundee.

He took a year out to work in a chemistry consultancy firm in 2016. During this year he worked with external clients on a wide variety of multidisciplinary projects, using a plethora of chemistry techniques. These techniques included: NMR, GC, ICP-MS, LC-MS, HPLC and many more.

His research background is in the application of chemistry techniques in multidisciplinary areas.

During his undergraduate degree he worked under the ESA to examine the use of LIBS to measure nitrogen levels on Mars, an interdisciplinary project with mechanical engineering.

His PhD studies then explored the impact of extreme heat on the physical and chemical properties of fleshed and defleshed porcine ribs, using FTIR, micro-CT and other techniques. The project included crossover with forensics, anatomy, and forensic anthropology.

Research interests

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
  • Methane
  • Geochemistry

Publications

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Number of items: 4.

2024

Houston, A. , Gazetas, O., Defratyka, S., Arnold, T. and Clog, M. (2024) Further Cryogenic Separation and Mass Spectrometry Developments: Towards Ambient Air Methane Clumped Isotopes Measurements. EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu24-11447) (Accepted for Publication)

2020

Houston, A. , Hackman, L. and Cunningham, C. (2020) Colour Change Exhibited by Defleshed and Fleshed Porcine Ribs, Exposed to Temperatures 0-1000°C. Canadian Society of Forensic Science 2020 Conference, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 27 May 2020.

2018

Yan, X. T., Donaldson, K. M., Davidson, C. M., Gao, Y., Wu, H., Houston, A. M. and Kisdi, A. (2018) Effects of sample pretreatment and particle size on the determination of nitrogen in soil by portable LIBS and potential use on robotic-borne remote Martian and agricultural soil analysis systems. RSC Advances, 8(64), pp. 36886-36894. (doi: 10.1039/C8RA07065B)

Houston, A. , Hackman, L. and Cunningham, C. (2018) Background for an Investigation into the Thermal Disruption of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Bone. 2nd Annual Science and Engineering PhD Symposium, Dundee, UK, 13 Jun 2018.

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Articles

Yan, X. T., Donaldson, K. M., Davidson, C. M., Gao, Y., Wu, H., Houston, A. M. and Kisdi, A. (2018) Effects of sample pretreatment and particle size on the determination of nitrogen in soil by portable LIBS and potential use on robotic-borne remote Martian and agricultural soil analysis systems. RSC Advances, 8(64), pp. 36886-36894. (doi: 10.1039/C8RA07065B)

Conference or Workshop Item

Houston, A. , Gazetas, O., Defratyka, S., Arnold, T. and Clog, M. (2024) Further Cryogenic Separation and Mass Spectrometry Developments: Towards Ambient Air Methane Clumped Isotopes Measurements. EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu24-11447) (Accepted for Publication)

Houston, A. , Hackman, L. and Cunningham, C. (2020) Colour Change Exhibited by Defleshed and Fleshed Porcine Ribs, Exposed to Temperatures 0-1000°C. Canadian Society of Forensic Science 2020 Conference, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 27 May 2020.

Houston, A. , Hackman, L. and Cunningham, C. (2018) Background for an Investigation into the Thermal Disruption of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Bone. 2nd Annual Science and Engineering PhD Symposium, Dundee, UK, 13 Jun 2018.

This list was generated on Thu Jun 13 08:50:14 2024 BST.

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2023 - Present: Member, European Geosciences Union
  • 2023 - Present: Member, American Geophysical Union
  • 2012 - 2023: Member, Royal Society of Chemistry

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