NPL Fellow receives prestigious lectureship for transforming chemical measurement
Dr Richard Brown, Fellow in Chemical Metrology at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's L S Theobald Lectureship.
The prestigious lectureship was awarded in recognition of Richard's significant contributions to the analytical sciences, especially to the establishment of a comprehensive framework for quality assurance in chemical measurement.
At NPL, Richard leads research to provide traceability for, and improve the accuracy of, measurements of air pollutants, as well as other environmental factors. He is also involved in research into complex data analysis and calibration techniques.
The awarding committee voted unanimously in favour of Richard's award, which is named after analytical chemist Leslie Stuart Theobald (1898-1979). The award recognises fundamental analytical chemistry contributions of high impact, most often over the course of an entire career, so it is of particular note that the Royal Society of Chemistry have recognised Richard at this stage of his career.
As part of the award, Richard will deliver the L S Theobald Lecture at some point over the next year.
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