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 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 is 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 was the British Mass Spectrometry Society Lecturer 2016-17 and was awarded the British Mass Spectrometry Society Medal in 2021 in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contributions to the promotion of mass spectrometry and being “an advocate, a champion and a leader of British mass spectrometry”.