Alex Shard obtained his PhD in surface modification and analysis from Durham University in 1992 and has been active in surface chemical analysis since then, working at the University of Nottingham and Daresbury Laboratory, and then as a lecturer at the Robert Gordon University and senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield.
He joined NPL in 2006 and is now Head of Chemical Sciences for the Chemical, Medical and Environmental Science Department. Alex has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and he regularly presents at national and international conferences. Alex is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2020 he was awarded the RSC Industrial Analytical Award for “pioneering accurate chemical measurements of surfaces and interfaces”.
- Accurate measurements of chemistry using surface analytical techniques
- Chemical measurements of nanoparticles and their surfaces
- Metrology for high-energy XPS analysis