Researcher biography

Michael completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry (Natural Product Synthesis) in 2008. He joined Queensland Health as a Forensic Chemist in 2009 and worked across the Clandestine Laboratories, Illicit Drugs and Physical Evidence groups proving drug manufacture and measuring drug purity. In 2013 Michael joined ENTOX/QAEHS and manages the Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry arm of the group. This area facilitates the measurement of non-polar chemical targets of environmental interest including PBDE’s, PCB’s, dioxins, organochlorine pesticides and PAH’s amongst other chemical groups. QAEHS is equipped with a powerful suite of instruments to facilitate this analysis, including a Thermo DFS High Resolution GC-MS; Thermo TSQ triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS; Shimadzu single quadrupole GCMS and will soon install a Thermo GC-Orbitrap.

Key Areas: Analytical Chemistry; Mass Spectrometry; Organic Chemistry; Forensic Chemistry