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Professor G John Langley BSc, PhD, CSci, CChem, FRSC

Professorial Fellow (Enterprise), Head of Characterisation and Analytics

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Professor G John Langley is Professorial Fellow (Enterprise) within Chemistry at the University of Southampton. He is Head of Characterisation & Analytics, Head of Mass Spectrometry and Head of Southampton Chemistry Analytical solutions.

My research interests are the application of separation science and mass spectrometry as a routine tool for chemistry/chemical biology/oilfield chemistry as well as probing new areas for research using these tools. Specific interests are the application of hyphenated approaches (GC-MS, GCxGC-MS, HPLC-MS & SFC-MS).

Professor John Langley has nearly 40 years’ experience in mass spectrometry and chromatography-mass spectrometry. He received a mass spectrometry PhD from the University of London where he started his working career.  He is a Chartered Chemist (1999), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1999) and a Chartered Scientist (2004); he leads the Characterisation and Analytics section in Chemistry at Southampton, heads SCAS (Southampton Chemistry Analytical Solutions), and is leads the mass spectrometry facility.  

John is an expert in Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography researching complex systems through application and development of varied and different analytical approaches. He is first and only person to have been Chair the British Mass Spectrometry Society and the RSC Separation Science Group (2009 - ) and President of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (2019-22).

He is an Editor of Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, regular reviewer of Research Council and Charity grants and a very active external examiner.

John’s research interests are the application of separation science and mass spectrometry as a routine tool for chemistry/chemical biology/oilfield chemistry as well as probing new areas for research using these tools. Specific interests are the application of hyphenated approaches (GC-MS, GCxGC-MS, HPLC-MS & SFC-MS) 

Research interests

Dr. G. John Langley Research Group

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Research keywords

Accurate mass, biofuels, electrospray, FT-MS, FT-ICR MS, GC-MS, high throughput, HPLC-MS, MALDI, mass spectrometry, MS/MS, oligonucleotides, open access, petrochemicals, SFC-MS.

Research funding

 

12 - 16 Innospec, A Study of Fuels by Separation Science & High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. G. J. Langley, £40,000.

11 - 16 Wellcome Trust, Characterisation of lipid oxidation by high accuracy mass spectrometry. A. Postle, H. Clark, G. J. Langley, V. H. Perry, G. Clough, A. Pringle, R. Djukanovic, A. Smith, £398,152.

09 – 12 BBSRC/Pfizer CASE, Development and implementation of Mass-Tagged Oligonucelotides as Bioanalytical Probes. G. J. Langley, £73,368.

08 - 11 EPSRC/BP CASE, Development and Application of MS and Chromatography Techniques for the Analysis of Bio Derived Components in Fuels and Lubricants. G.J.Langley, £63,789.

08 - 11 AstraZeneca, Mass spectrometry applications in pharmaceutical chemistry. G. J. Langley, £54,000.

06 - 09 BBSRC/Pfizer CASE. Facilitating rapid metabolite identification by using MS to determine fragmentation patterns that may be characteristic of the site of metabolism. G. J. Langley, £47,558

 

Research group

Characterisation and Analytics

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Facilities

Head of Characterisation & Analytics

Chair of Chemistry Health and Safety Committee

Member of Senate

Head of Southampton Chemistry Analytical Solutions (SCAS)

Member of School of Chemistry Research and Enterprise Committee

FEPS Enterprise Board School of Chemistry representative

Chair of the Separation Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry

President of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation

Energy Institute SC-G4 Committee Member

Editor of Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

PhD supervision

Presently I have 10 PhD students (5 primary supervisor and 5 second supervisor). I am also mentoring one staff member for Staff PhD. My students take ownership of their research programme on day one, and I work with them to hone their practical skills, experimental design, data interpretation and evaluation. I also coach them, through different research approaches, including critical thinking, delivery of high quality presentations and oral defence of their research

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Postgraduate and MSc mass spectrometry courses.

Mass Spectrometry section of undergraduate Analytical Chemistry.

 

Professor G John Langley
Chemistry University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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