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About Karen

Karen has industry experience working in the analytical sciences division of a multinational pharmaceutical company. She has authored six scientific papers in various journals. She works with clients in Oil & Gas, chemical industries, including food chemistry and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and engineering.


  • Mchem (Hons, First Class) Chemistry with Industrial Experience
  • PhD Chemistry (Investigations into the role of A-amino acids as chiral modifiers for NI-based enantioselective heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysts)
  • PGCert Science Communication & Public Engagement

Relevant Specialist Industry Experience

  • Glaxo Smith Kline Ltd
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

Specialisms and Expertise

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Pharmacology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Properties and Reactions of Matter
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • High Performance Liquid
  • Chromatography
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Enantioselective Catalysis
  • Heterogeneous Hydrogenation
  • Catalysis
  • Surface Analysis
  • Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy
  • Reflection Absorption Infrared
  • Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Photoelectron
  • Spectroscopy
  • Low Energy Electron Diffraction
  • Temperature Programmed Desorption
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Ultra-high Vacuum Science

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