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Southampton Chemistry Analytical Solutions

Prof John Langley

Director of SCAS and Head of the Mass Spectrometry Facility.

Prof John Langley
Prof John Langley

John Langley has nearly 30 years experience in mass spectrometry, is a Chartered Chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (1999) and a Chartered Scientist (2004); he heads the Characterisation and Analytics section in Chemistry at Southampton, leads SCAS (Southampton Chemistry Analytical Solutions (, is Chair of the Separation Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry ( and is Secretary of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation (www.imss/nl). Formerly Chair, Vice-Chair, General Secretary and Meetings Secretary of the British Mass Spectrometry Society, and a member of the Organisation Committee for the International Mass Spectrometry Conference for Edinburgh 2003 and BMSS Annual Conferences 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007, is the European Member of IUPAC Task Group for Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry.

During his time at Southampton, he has developed his own research group ( and worked on MS problems that span the spectrum of chemical sciences, with other research groups both within and outside Southampton. Over the years John has been involved in the analysis of organometallics, oligonucleotides, bio-organic chemistry, natural product synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, target synthesis and combinatorial chemistry. External academic collaborators include AstraZeneca, BP, GSK, LGC, Pfizer, Waters and early studies of fullerenes with the Sussex group. This range of chemistries has led to over 80 publications in more than 30 different journals (‘h-factor’ of 25).

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