Professor Duncan Graham

Head Of Department

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

Position:

Distinguished Professor and Head of Department, Pure and Applied Chemistry, Research Chair of Chemistry, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology. 

Biography

Professor Duncan Graham is based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and is currently Head of Department for Pure and Applied Chemistry. 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 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 the current past president of the Analytical Division of the RSC and a trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund. He is on the advisory editorial board for AnalystChemical 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. He also serves as the vice chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Review Panel for CRUK and is a member of their Science Committee

Posts held (all at the University of Strathclyde):

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

Publications

Elucidation of the structure of supramolecular polymorphs in peptide nanofibers using Raman spectroscopy
Sloan-Dennison Sian, Lampel Ayala, Raßlenberg Eileen, Ulijn Rein V, Smith Ewen, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.6121
Detection of estrogen receptor alpha and assessment of fulvestrant activity in MCF-7 tumour spheroids using microfluidics and SERS
Kapara Anastasia, Findlay Paterson Karla A, Brunton Valerie G, Graham Duncan, Zagnoni Michele, Faulds Karen
Analytical Chemistry (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.1c00188
Ratiometric sensing of fluoride ions using Raman spectroscopy
Tipping William J, Wilson Liam T, Blaseio Sonja K, Tomkinson Nick C O, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Chemical Communications Vol 56, pp. 14463-14466 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CC05939K
Characterisation of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) expression in breast cancer cells and effect of drug treatment using targeted nanoparticles and SERS
Kapara Anastasia, Brunton Valerie G, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen
Analyst Vol 145, pp. 7225-7233 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D0AN01532F
Dynamic pH measurements of intracellular pathways using nano-plasmonic assemblies
Bando Kazuki, Zhang Zhiqiang, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen, Fujita Katumasa, Kawata Satoshi
Analyst Vol 145, pp. 5768-5775 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/d0an00986e
Modulation of interparticle gap for enhanced SERS sensitivity in chemically stable Ag@Au hetero-architectures
Wu Chunfang, Hu Qing, Benison Melissa, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
New Journal of Chemistry Vol 44, pp. 13843-13851 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nj02657c

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Research interests

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.

Professional activities

External Examiner
Examiner
7/2018
Spring SciX
Chair
17/4/2018
Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors
Chair
2018
MRC (Medical Research Council) (External organisation)
Advisor
8/12/2017
Invited seminar - University of Essen
Invited speaker
26/10/2017
Bionanosensing conference
Invited speaker
23/10/2017

More professional activities

Projects

Plasmonic Photothermal Heating of Gold Nanoparticles Increases Raman Scattering
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Tuttle, Tell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
Development of Point of Use Bionanosensors
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Clark, Benjamin
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Clark, Benjamin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Fergusson, Jodie
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Fergusson, Jodie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Buchanan, Craig
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Buchanan, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
HTAF - Development of a Rapid Point of Use Detection System for the Assessment of Liver Damage
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2020

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Address

Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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