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David Pugh

Semiconducting Metal Oxide Gas Sensors

David Pugh


MRes TITLE

The Use of Semiconducting Metal Oxide Gas Sensors in Rapid Analysis of Crime Scenes

PREVIOUS DEGREES

MRes in Security Science from University College London (Pass with Distinction)

MChem in Chemistry with Forensic Investigation from the University of Surrey (First Class Honours)

PREVIOUS JOBS

Physical Scientist at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where I conducted research into the application and prediction of biorelevant solubility using FaSSIF-V2 media

NOC Assistant with Comité Olímpico de Chile at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Team leader, Court Life Mentoring, University of Surrey

CURRENT ROLES

Early Career Network Representative to the South East Regional Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Pinner, Greater London

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

I am keen to use the skills and knowledge I gained during my Chemistry degree and whilst working at a pharmaceutical company to work and become engaged in a multidisciplinary environment. SECReT allows me to work at the interface between industry and academia in a way to achieve collective good.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in using novel materials to create devices which are cheap, easy to use and can contribute to solving real world issues.

In addition to this, I am interested in the public understanding and perception of Science and I am involved in a number of STEM and chemistry related outreach projects.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

Rugby Union, Squash, Science Communication, Fighting Crime, Baking (and eating) cake

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

I hope to use my core chemistry skills gained through my PhD, to work at the interface between industry and academia to provide practical solutions to common security issues.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

I would like to work with institutions interested in commercialisation of gas sensors, with links to relevant end users, ideally near a beach.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Pugh, D. C., Hailes, S. M., & Parkin, I. P. (2015). A gas-sensing array produced from screen-printed, zeolite-modified chromium titanate. Measurement Science and Technology, 26(8), 085102.

Pugh, D. C., Newton, E. J., Naik, A. J. T., Hailes, S. M. V., & Parkin, I. P. (2014). The gas sensing properties of zeolite modified zinc oxide. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(13), 4758-4764.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Future Security 2012- Bonn, Germany

Indo-UK Symposium on Recent Advancements in Chemical Sensors 2015- New Delhi, India

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012- London, UK