National Physical Laboratory

Paul Brewer

Current interests

Paul Brewer: Dynamic standards and electrochemistry

Dr Paul Brewer leads the science in environmental and industrial gas metrology at NPL. His work underpins and provides traceability for air quality, global atmospheric monitoring (in particular greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds) and advanced manufacturing.

Biography

Paul is a Principal Research Scientist in NPL's Gas and Particle Metrology Group. He received a First Class Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Southampton and a PhD in Organic Electronics from Imperial College London. He has over 10 years' experience in gas metrology and is vice chair of the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance Gas Analysis Working Group, which oversees the comparability of gas analysis measurements between National Metrology Institutes worldwide. Paul also represents the UK at EURAMET, the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch and ISO committees (TC28, TC61 and TC158).

Paul has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers. In 2012, Paul's publication on NPL's silver/silver chloride reference electrode work won the CITAC Best Paper in Metrology in Chemistry Award.

Paul is a member and Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Selected publications

  • Preparation and validation of fully synthetic standard gas mixtures with atmospheric isotopic composition for global CO2 and CH4 monitoring
    P J Brewer, R J C Brown, M N Miller, M D Minarro, A Murugan, M J T Milton, G C Rhoderick
    Analytical Chemistry, 86, 1887 (2013)
  • Accurate measurements of water vapor transmission through high-performance barrier layers
    P J Brewer, B A Goody, Y Kumar, M J T Milton
    Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 075118 (2012)
  • An improved approach for fabricating Ag/AgCl reference electrodes
    P J Brewer, R J Leese, R J C Brown
    Electrochimica Acta, 71, 252 (2012)
  • Reference standards of formaldehyde from trioxane
    P J Brewer, E A D Meane, G M Vargha, R J C Brown, M J T Milton
    Talanta, 108, 83 (2013)
  • Internal Field Screening in Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes
    P J Brewer, P A Lane, A J Demello, D D C Bradley, J C Demello
    Advanced Functional Materials, 14, 562 (2004)

Contact details

E-mail: paul.brewer@npl.co.uk
Tel: 020 8943 6007

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014
Created: 30 Jan 2012