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Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Science
Distinguished Professor, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Research Chair of Chemistry, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology.
Professor Duncan Graham is based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and is currently Associate Principal and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science. He has a research group of around 20, and over 250 publications to date. Duncan Graham is also a co-founder of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology and was a co-founder and director of Renishaw Diagnostics Ltd (formerly D3 Technologies) that was sold to Bruker in 2016. He is the current chair of the scientific advisory board for LGC Ltd, serves as Chair of the Publishing Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry and is a trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is also a trustee for the Association of British Spectroscopists Trust fund. He served as president of the Analytical Division of the RSC (2017-2020) and as a trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund (2017-2020). He is on the advisory editorial board for Analyst, Chemical Science and Chemical Society Reviews, the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, the editorial board for Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the advisory board for Analytical Methods and has served on various peer review panels. Previously he was the vice chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel for CRUK and a member of their Science Committee (2015-2021) and served on the EPSRCs Strategic Advisory Team for Physical Sciences (2016-2021).
Posts held (all at the University of Strathclyde):
January 2022 Associate Principal & Executive Dean of Science
August 2016 Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry
August 2013 Deputy Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry
August 2012 Deputy Director WestCHEM
August 2010 Director, WestCHEM
August 2008 Deputy Director, WestCHEM
August 2008 Head of Research Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 2005 Co-Director, Centre for Molecular Nanometrology
March 2004 Professor, Pure and Applied Chemistry
April 2003 Senior Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
October 2002 RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix Five Year Fellowship
June 2002 Lecturer, Pure and Applied Chemistry
June 1997 BBSRC David Phillips Five-Year Fellow
Jan 1996 Postdoctoral Researcher
Awards and Fellowships:
2017 Charles Mann Award, FACSS.
2016 Theophilus Redwood Award, Royal Society of Chemistry
2012 Fellows award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
2012 Craver award of the Coblentz Society
2011 Fellowship of the Society of Biology
2010 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
2009 Corday Morgan Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2007 Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
2005 Nexxus Young Life Scientist of the Year
2004 RSC’s SAC Silver Medal
2002 RSC’s Analytical Grand Prix five year fellowship
1997 BBSRC David Phillips five-year fellowship
The main focus is the creation of a range of functionalised metallic nanoparticles which can be used for a variety of different purposes which include the diagnosis of disease and also the treatment of disease. This includes the chemical manipulation of the appropriate surface molecules and labels required to turn these metal nanoparticles into functioning nanosensors capable of detecting single molecules in complex environments using SERS. In addition, the mounting of therapeutic agents onto these nanoparticles has resulted in significantly increased performance of the drugs when tested against particular disease states.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 1996
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 1 Jan 1992
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New Capability for Bacterial Testing in the Food Production Environment
Faulds, K., Graham, D. & May, H.
BBSRC (Biotech & Biological Sciences Research Council)
1/11/22 → 31/10/24
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Gale, Cameron
Faulds, K., Graham, D. & Gale, C.
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
1/10/22 → 1/04/26
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Determination of intracellular esterase activity using ratiometric Raman sensing and spectral phasor analysisBraddick, H. J., Tipping, W. J., Wilson, L. T., Jaconelli, H. S., Grant, E. K., Faulds, K., Graham, D. & Tomkinson, N. C. O., 16 Mar 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Analytical Chemistry. 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile26 Downloads (Pure)
Modified glucose as a sensor to track the metabolism of individual living endothelial cells - observation of the 1602 cm−1 band called "Raman spectroscopic signature of life"Pieczara, A., Borek-Dorosz, A., Buda, S., Tipping, W., Graham, D., Pawlowski, R., Mlynarski, J. & Baranska, M., 15 Mar 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 20 p., 115234.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Data for: "Evaluation of Laser Direct Infrared Imaging for Rapid Analysis of Pharmaceutical Tablets"
Carruthers, H. (Creator), Clark, D. (Supervisor), Clarke, F. (Supervisor), Faulds, K. (Supervisor) & Graham, D. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 26 Apr 2022
Data for "Determination of Intracellular Esterase Activity using Ratiometric Raman Sensing and Spectral Phasor Analysis"
Braddick, H. (Creator), Tipping, W. (Contributor), Wilson, L. T. (Contributor), Jaconelli, H. (Contributor), Grant, E. K. (Contributor), Faulds, K. (Supervisor), Graham, D. (Supervisor) & Tomkinson, N. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 3 Mar 2023
Analytical Grand Prix Fellowship
Graham, Duncan (Recipient), Oct 2002
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Charles Mann Award
Graham, Duncan (Recipient), Oct 2017
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Duncan Graham (Examiner)Jul 2018 → Jul 2022
Activity: Examination types › Examination
Duncan Graham (Chair)17 Apr 2018 → 20 Apr 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of major conference
Multiple target molecular diagnostics testing provides better diagnostics for healthcare
Duncan Graham (Participant), W. Ewen Smith (Participant) & Karen Faulds (Participant)
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Economic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services
Sensors go Nano
Duncan Graham (Participant)
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Quality of life and safety
Agilent BioanalyserPure And Applied Chemistry
Cary 60Pure And Applied Chemistry