jacquelineDr Jacqueline Stair is a senior lecturer in analytical science at the University of Hertfordshire. She obtained a BS in Chemistry at Michigan State University and earned a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, under the supervision of Prof. James A. Holcombe. Her PhD research focused on developing metal chelating material using immobilised peptides and characterisation using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Raman spectroscopy.  Later, Jacqueline undertook postdoctoral work at Queen Mary University of London, under the supervision of Dr. Steffi Krause and Prof. Mike Watkinson, where she developed a thin-film sensor to detect proteases using quartz crystal microbalance (QCM).

Currently, her research interests are focused on the chemical analysis of herbal material and novel psychoactive substances (NPS). In particular, she is developing methods in trace metal analysis, vibrational spectroscopy, and novel sensors.  She is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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