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Pavel Matousek

Chief Scientific Officer

Pavel has worked at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire for over 25 years. He pioneered the concepts of picosecond Kerr-gated Raman spectroscopy, Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy and introduced Transmission Raman Spectroscopy into pharmaceutical analysis. Pavel has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, has 10 patents and co-edited a book on Raman spectroscopy. He is the recipient of 2009 Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) and the 2002 and 2006 Meggers Awards from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS). Amongst others, he chaired a number of international committees (eg Meggers, Coblentz and Charles Mann Award Selection Committees and SAS Publications Committee) and acted as the Conference Program Chair of SciX 2011 (Reno, NV). He also serves on the Editorial Board of Applied Spectroscopy and the Editorial Advisory Boards of Analyst and Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

Pavel is a founding director of Cobalt, a Fellow of the RSC, a Fellow of the SAS, an STFC Senior Fellow and a Visiting Professor at University College London.