National Physical Laboratory

Jordan Tompkins


Jordan Tompkins

Jordan Tompkins is a Higher Research Scientist in the Gas and Particle Metrology Group (GPMG) in the Environment Division. He carries out the day-to-day management of the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Network, dealing with complex instrumentation; liaising with local site operators; and conducting the analysis, ratification and reporting of the network data. He is involved in the instrument maintenance for the Defra Particle Number and Concentration Network with particular expertise in Condensation Particle Counters (CPC) and Scanning Mobility Particle Sizers (SMPS). Jordan is the primary operator for NPL's UKAS accredited commercial CPC calibration service.


Jordan graduated with a Masters degree in Chemistry and Molecular Physics from Nottingham University. He then went on to work for Lubrizol, an international petrochemical additives company, before joining NPL in 2008. Jordan has worked in the Nanoanalysis Group, Environmental Measurements Group, and is now currently in GPMG. This has given him a breadth of experience in both laboratory and field work.

Selected publications

  • Determination of the absolute accuracy of UK chamber facilities used in measuring methane emissions from livestock
    Gardiner, T. D.; Coleman, M. D.; Innocenti, F.; et al
    Measurement, 66, pp 272-279 (2015)
  • Steam Stable Mesoporous Silica MCM-41 Stabilized by Trace Amounts of Al
    Tompkins, Jordan T.; Mokaya, Robert
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 3 , pp 1902-1908 (2014)
  • Aerosol Metrology Supporting Air Quality Monitoring in the United Kingdom and Europe
    P. Quincey, S. Beccaceci, D. Butterfield, D. Sarantaridis, J. Tompkins
    MAPAN-Journal of Metrology Society of India, 28, 3, (2013)
  • Airborne Particulate Concentrations and Numbers in the United Kingdom (Phase 3)
    Beccaceci, S.; Mustoe, C.; Butterfield, D.; et al
    NPL Annual Report 2012 (2013)

Contact details

Tel: 020 8943 8773

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2016
Created: 20 Jun 2016


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