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Dr Leon Barron

Research interests

Dr Barron leads an analytical separations research laboratory at King's College London. Research includes the development and application of all areas of separation science for environmental and/or forensic application. Areas under investigation include online/offline sampling and preparation technologies, stationary phase development, and ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography/ion chromatography and coupling approaches to high resolution mass spectrometry. He also has a keen interest in understanding the occurrence, fate and effects of emerging pollutants in the environment and on the trace detection of explosive residues in human fingermarks. Part of this work uses in silico techniques for large dataset interpretation (e.g. artificial neural networks and principal component analysis).

Current projects include:

Energetic Materials: The development of ion chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometric methods for the characterisation, distribution and detection of ammunition residues in latent human fingerprints

Materials: The development of novel polymer monolithic stationary phases in capillary formats

Environmental Chemistry:

(a) Assessing the impact of combined sewer overflow sources on the occurrence of pharmaceutically related contaminants in the Thames River (funded under the EPSRC CASE scheme in partnership with the Environmental Sustainability KTN and Thermo-Fisher Scientific

(b) Predictive Ecotoxicology: Artificial Neural Networks for the Prediction of Xenobiotic Bioaccumulation in Invertebrates (funded under BBSRC-CASE scheme in partnership with Astra Zeneca)

Dr Barron is also the Editor in Chief of Science & Justice, Journal of the Forensic Science Society since 2011.

Editorial activity

Science & Justice, Journal of the Forensic Science Society (Elsevier) (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editor)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Editor in Chief of Science & Justice, Journal of the Forensic Science Society (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

International Ion Chromatography Symposium, Keynote Lecture in "CE & Microscale Separations" session

Leon Barron (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Sep 2012 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Ion Chromatography Symposium

Leon Barron (Organiser)
Aug 2012 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

International Ion Chromatography Symposium

Leon Barron (Organiser)
Sep 2009 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time Episode on "Chromatography" with Melvyn Bragg

Leon Barron (Interviewee)
4 Feb 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Publication peer-review

Analytical Methods (RSC) (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editor)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry (Wiley) (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editor)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Environmental Monitoring (RSC) (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editor)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Analyst (RSC) (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editor)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier) (Journal)

Leon Barron (Editor)
2009 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

the Forensic Science Society

Leon Barron (Member)
2010 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

the Royal Society of Chemistry

Leon Barron (Member)
20052012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

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