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Myles Worsley is a materials scientist working within the Experimental Techniques Centre (ETC). In this role he uses his expertise as a chemist to assist in the characterisation of materials across a variety of academic and industrial research projects, from running samples to providing training for researchers to operate instrumentation themselves. He has extensive experience in a wide range of techniques, in particular optical spectroscopy (UV-vis, FTIR, Raman and fluorescence), scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. 

Qualifications include a BSc (Chemistry) and MRes (Physical Chemistry) from the University of Surrey, plus a PhD (Nanostructured Materials) from Brunel University London. Additionally, he is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before joining ETC in 2022 he worked on a variety of postdoctoral research projects in the UK and Netherlands, in areas including inorganic nanostructured materials, luminescence, heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemistry.

Further information can be found on Myles' LinkedIn profile here.


Main responsibilities include:

  • Training and operation of SEM, UV-vis-NIR, FTIR, Raman, XRD and AFM
  • In depth teaching of UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, covering theory and practical application
  • Teaching the fundamental properties of materials to first-year undergraduate (FHEQ level 4) engineering students
  • Supporting research activities in ETC and across the university