Principal Research Fellow - Organic Mass Spectrometry
BScAgr(Hons), PhD, FRACI
|Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
|Room||Room 250 Level 2|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 2157|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 2494|
Noel joined the CSL in 1979 as a Research Fellow in Mass Spectrometry, and in 1984 was appointed Officer-in-Charge of both the Organic Mass Spectrometry and Vibrational Spectroscopy facilities.He has been associated exclusively with the Organic Mass Spectrometry facility since 1986. His research interests include analytical applications of mass spectrometry and chromatography in the life sciences, with current areas including pharmacology, plant science, horticulture, forestry, microbiology, medicine and zoology.
For more information on the organic MS facility go to the Organic Mass Spectrometry Facility Page
Noel was a Churchill Fellow in 1988, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) in 1997. He received the Lloyd Smythe Medal from the Analytical Division of the RACI in 2012 for services to analytical chemistry, and a national RACI citation award in 2006. In 2013 he presented the plenary Morrison Lecture at the biennial ANZSMS conference and was conferred with the Morrison Medal for his contributions to mass spectrometry and its applications over the previous 38 years. He was program chairman for the RACI's 11th Analytical Conference in 1991, and convened the 16th conference of ANZSMS in 1997.
He has written or co-authored over 160 refereed papers, as well as 120 national and international conference presentations. His 1990 review paper on gas chromatographic retention indices of terpenes has become the most cited paper by a Tasmanian author in any discipline since 1979, with more than 1300 citations - it currently receives around 100 citations per year. His work has been cited over 3000 times, with currently ~300 new citations per year.
Noel has been the Tasmanian representative for ANZSMS since 1983 and has served on the national executive of the Society from 1995-2004 and again since January 2009.
Authorised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
10 October, 2013