Name: Tom Lynch
Position: Petro Industry News Consulting Editor
Country: United Kingdom
About Tom Lynch: Tom Lynch is an independent analytical consultant with over 37 years experience in analytical chemistry in the Petroleum industry. He is currently a consultant editor for Petro Industry News and International Environmental Technology and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of LC-GC Europe.
Tom has published over 35 citable papers, 4 book chapters and has given over 70 presentations at conferences. He is a member of the International Organising Committee and Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for the HTC-15 conference in Cardiff in January 2018. In 1997 he received a BP Chairman’s Award for Innovation and in 2003 was awarded the Silver Jubilee Medal by the Chromatographic Society. In 2011 was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Work in leading the Energy Institutes rapid response task force to develop a reference method to measure trace biofuel contamination in Jet Fuel.
Tom is a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) where he was also as a past Vice President of the RSC Analytical Division and a past Chairman of the RSC Separation Science Group.
In his spare time he enjoys sailing and is a fully qualified Offshore Yachtmaster.
Name: Rod Robinson
Company: National Physical Laboratory
Position: Principal Research Scientist
Country: United Kingdom and Europe
About Rod Robinson: Principal Research Scientist at National Physical Laboratory, technical lead for emission and carbon measurement scientific area. Expertise in measurement of fugitive emissions from industrial sources including refineries. Long history of working in standardisation, Former Chairman and Quality officer of STA, involved in developing uk methods eg instrumental SO2, Vice Chair of CEN air quality technical committee, Chairman of UK mirror BSI group, EH 2/1, and convenor of CEN TC 264 WG 38 which is currently standardising the measurement of fugitive and distributed emissions of VOCs from refineries.
Name: Frank David
Company: Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC)
Position: R & D Manager
About Frank David: Dr. Frank DAVID received his PH.D degree in 1986 at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry of the University of Gent under the direction Prof. Dr. M. Verzele. Since October 1986, Frank David is R & D manager at the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC) in Kortrijk under the direction of Prof. Dr. Pat Sandra.
Frank David is author of more than 100 scientific papers in different areas of separation science. His expertise includes capillary gas chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), GC-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy (LC-MS), multidimensional chromatography (GC-GC, GCxGC, LC-GC) and miniaturisation and automation of sample preparation.
Frank David is also consultant for instrument manufactures and for industrial laboratories in environmental, petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In addition, Frank David is also member of the scientific committee of the HTC (Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography) symposia and of the organizing committee of ISCC (Riva del Garda, Italy).
Name: Edo Johann Becker
Position: Technical Consultant
About Edo Johann Becker: Dr Edo Johann Becker obtained his PhD in the field of spectroscopic studies of the polar arctic atmosphere whilst working at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Potsdam, Germany. He then spent two years at the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in Sunderland investigating the formation of aerosols over boreal and costal areas using particle counters and volatility analysers. Leaving academia in 2000 he started to work for BP Chemicals in Hull for 17 years in diverse areas such as technical product support, development of new catalysts using high-throughput technology and technical coordination of pilot plant programmes, but spent the bulk of his time on the deployment of cutting edge spectroscopic process analytical technology (PAT) for the analysis of liquid, gaseous and solid processes in petrochemical, biofuels and refinery streams. He has also worked on the development of novel process analytical tools, like the use of non-invasive ultrasonic process analysers. He has published or is co-author on several papers and is named as the inventor on 4 patents in the area of chemical engineering and process analysis.
Edo Becker currently works as a technical consultant for the application of PAT in the manufacturing industry in Hamburg, Germany.