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Area of academic expertise - outline

Teaching in forensic science and organic chemistry. Research activity focuses on applications  of chemical techniques to forensic and environmental science. Especially infrared spectroscopy and microscopy for the identification of trace evidence and microplastics.  Gas chromatographic techniques for the analysis of biodiesel.

Manage chemistry outreach to schools and wider public through the RSC's Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme based at UWS

Current research activities

Recovery and spectroscopic identification of microplastic particles

Forensic analysis of Biodiesel with Gas Chromatography

Recovery and identification of trace evidence by infrared micro-spectrophotometry

Desired research direction

Analysis of microplastics in the environment

Forensic analysis of fatty acid methyl esters

 

Target collaborative organisations

Seeking collaborations with forensic science practitioners and environmental scientists

 

Overview

Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Coordinator for RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme based at UWS

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Analytical

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Research Output 2014 2019

Consistent microplastic ingestion by deep-sea invertebrates over the last four decades (1976-2015), a study from the North East Atlantic

Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Ewins, C., Gary, S. F. & Narayanaswamy, B. E., 31 Jan 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 244, p. 503-512 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyesters
Polystyrenes
Nylons
Invertebrates
Polyamides
4 Downloads (Pure)

The uptake of macroplastic & microplastic by demersal & pelagic fish in the Northeast Atlantic around Scotland

Murphy, F., Russell, M., Ewins, C. & Quinn, B., 15 Sep 2017, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 122, p. 353-359 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pelagic fish
Scotland
Fish
plastics
plastic
marine environment
desorption
PAH
polymer
adsorption

The effects of microplastic on freshwater Hydra attenuata morphology & feeding

Murphy, F., Prades, L., Ewins, C. & Quinn, B., 22 May 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

File
Hydra
plastics
Artemia
polyethylene
feeding behavior

The effects of microplastic on freshwater Hydra attenuata morphology & feeding

Murphy, F., Prades, L., Ewins, C. & Quinn, B., 1 Dec 2016, MICRO 2016: Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems: From the Coastline to the Open Sea. Baztan, J., Jorgensen, B., Pahl, S., Thompson, R. & Vanderlinden, J-P. (eds.). Elsevier B.V., p. 78-79

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Hydra
plastics
Artemia
pollution
environmental indicators

Prizes

Royal Society of Edinburgh, Annual Inspiration Award

Ciaran Ewins (Recipient), 2005

Prize: National/international honour

young

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Scotland's International Marine Conference 2019

Ciaran Ewins (Participant)
20 Feb 201921 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Bubbles Slime and Dry Ice

Ciaran Ewins (Speaker)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Forensic Science workshop

Ciaran Ewins (Speaker)
11 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Inside Out Science @ UWS

Ciaran Ewins (Invited speaker)
2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference 2017

Ciaran Ewins (Invited speaker)
25 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Profiles

holistic approach
extraction method
caching
domestic waste
information and communication technology
Hydra
pelagic fish
plastic
Fresh Water
aquatic environment
Endophytes
metabolites
Metabolites
activity (biology)
industrial plants