• 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


I am currently a full-time PhD student at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science; studying the ‘Thermal Disruption of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Porcine Ribs’.

I received my BSc in Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in 2017. For my final year project I conducted research, under the UK Space Agency, to analyse nitrogen levels in soils and evaluated methods for sample preparation, initial screening, and quality control which were applicable for use on remote robotic-borne Martian analysis systems.

I took a year out during my undergraduate studies to work in a chemistry consultancy. I worked across a wide range of projects, working in multidisciplinary teams, liaising directly with clients and offering personalised and novel solutions for research and development.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, University of Strathclyde


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Research Output

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Article

Effects of sample pretreatment and particle size on the determination of nitrogen in soil by portable LIBS and potential use on robotic-borne remote Martian and agricultural soil analysis systems

Yan, X. T., Donaldson, K. M., Davidson, C. M., Gao, Y., Wu, H., Houston, A. M. & Kisdi, A., 2018, In : RSC Advances. 8, p. 36886-36894 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    106 Downloads (Pure)


    Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

    Nic Daeid, Niamh (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Doran, Heather (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Adegoke, Oluwasesan (Recipient), Klu, Joyce (Recipient), Comrie, Emma (Recipient), Cole, Christian (Recipient), Menard, Herve (Recipient), Hackman, Lucina (Recipient), Gray, Alexander (Recipient), Barros, Magda (Recipient), Dennison-Wilkins, Lorna (Recipient), Dzetkulicová, Veronika (Recipient), Galais, Virginie (Recipient), Houston, Andrew (Recipient), Inman, Keith (Recipient), Kuffel, Aga (Recipient), Laisney, Oceane (Recipient), Sobreira, Catarina (Recipient), Yu, Sean (Recipient), Zuppello, Micol (Recipient), Menzies, Simon-Lewis (Recipient), Daly, Laura (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Bio Dundee 2019

    Andrew Houston (Organiser), & Catarina Sobreira (Organiser)

    21 May 201922 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    St John's Literacy Day Visits

    Andrew Houston (Contributor)

    10 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Three Act Robbery - Festival of the Future

    Heather Doran (Organiser), , Catarina Sobreira (Host), , Sunpatch Benjavongkulchai (Organiser), , Caitlyn Norman (Organiser), , Katie Larner (Organiser), , Magda Barros (Organiser), , Andrew Houston (Organiser), , Andrew Brandon (Organiser), , Aga Kuffel (Organiser), , Valentina Panci (Organiser), , Laura Daly (Organiser), , Veronika Dzetkulicová (Organiser), , Micol Zuppello (Organiser), & Roy Mudie (Organiser)

    19 Oct 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


    Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation)

    Andrew Houston (Member)

    1 Apr 2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    Dundee Science Festival Science Adventures Day

    Andrew Houston (Organiser), & Heather Doran (Organiser)

    15 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition