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Miss Phillipa Simpson 

Postgraduate research student (NEXUSS)

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Miss Phillipa Simpson is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2016: Research Student (NEXUSS)

PhD project: ‘Development of in-situ ‘lab-on-chip’ sensors for ocean science, fisheries and aquaculture’

The project is a collaboration between the Ocean Technology and Engineering group in NOCS, Cefas and the University of Southampton, and funded by NEXUSS CDT.

Research interests

Research Group: Ocean Technology and Engineering, NOCS

Research project: Development of in-situ ‘lab-on-chip’ sensors for ocean science, fisheries and aquaculture

Aspects of the project include:

- Integration of the novel OTEG nitrate sensor into Cefas SmartBuoys to collect nutrient data in near-real time for long term deployments

- Integration of the sensor into a wave glider, with the intention of quantifying the effect of localised biofouling on representative sampling of the water mass by  long-term moorings

- Contribution to development of an in-situ methane sensor

- Extension of limit of detection for nutrient sensors for nitrate and ammonia using liquid-waveguide capillary apparatus

- Semi-quantitative assessment of the effects of localised biofouling on sensor filters on the output data recorded for the target analyte, including use of qPCR as a method for assessing formation of biofilms on in-situ technology


Chris Cardwell
Matt Mowlem
Martin Palmer

Miss Phillipa Simpson
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number NNN: NOCS/251/28

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