Real Science Radio host Bob Enyart reporting on location from England talks with Prof. Steve Taylor who lectures in electrical engineering at the University of Liverpool and is Head of the Mass Spectrometry Group there. Dr. Taylor earned his engineering degrees, a bachelors, masters, and Ph.D., from the the Universities of London and Liverpool and has published 160 scientific articles, and is a reviewer for the journals IEE Electronic Letters, Solid State Electronics, Journal of Applied Physics, and Applied Physics Letters. His government has come to him and his team for help in detecting potential chemical weapons being brought through ports of entry, and they have also been developing a portable Carbon-14 dating device that can be used in the field, giving archaeologists and other scientists the ability to get results weeks sooner (think also Rapid DNA) than when they have to send their specimens to a laboratory. This technology could be used also to study bones from around the world that are yielding dinosaur soft tissue (see tiny.cc/bflist) including those in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, USA.
* Steve's Initials & Other Street Cred:
- B.Sc, MEng, PhD, DSc, DIC, CEng, FIET, FInstPhys
- Professor Steve Taylor at the University of Liverpool
- Almost 25 years directing UoL's Mass Spectrometry Group
- Prof. of Electromagnetics, Nanotechnology and Physical Electronics
- Founded UoL spin-off Q-Technologies creating mass spec solutions
- 160 peer-reviewed journal publications
- 18 invited talks
- 165 conference publications
- 9 patents granted
- Citations: h-index 27 (that's good btw)
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