Dr Richard Telford

Director, University Analytical Centre

Richard Telford – Director, Analytical Centre

Richard is an Analytical Chemist who started his career with Zeneca in 1996 (subsequently AstraZeneca), working in their characterization functions at Huddersfield and Jealotts Hill research Centres. He joined the University of Bradford in 2005 as part of the newly opened Analytical Centre; a centralised facility housing £4.5 m of specialist analytical instrumentation. He currently holds the role of Director. He has a PhD (Bradford), Chartered status and was awarded a Fellowship with the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016.

He has extensive expertise in a broad range of analytical techniques including NMR, vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, FTIR), separation science (HPLC, GC, CE), mass spectrometry, thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA), and microscopy (PLM, HSM, SEM, TEM), with a particular research interest in hyphenated techniques including TGA-IR, TGA-MS, DSC-Raman/FTIR/XRD (the focus of a recently authored book chapter for the RSC text “Principles of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry”). He aims to apply modern analytical approaches to solve a multitude of study objectives across very diverse applications including pharmaceutical and healthcare, agrochemical, forensics and archaeology. His involvement in the Lost Frontiers project is specifically to develop bespoke analytical methods (primarily GC and thermal methods) to complement other techniques deployed on marine core samples.