Professor Michael Breadmore FTSE
Director, Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS), University of Tasmania (TAS)
Professor Michael Breadmore is an outstanding analytical chemist. His ‘lab-on-achip’ technology separates complex mixtures of chemicals on miniature scale enabling users to test samples and get results on the spot.
This research culminated in two world first portable instruments. First, an instrument that detects, in under 60 seconds, the chemicals used in homemade explosives, revolutionising counter-terrorism efforts. And second, an instrument for the near-real-time detection of nutrients in natural waters, to change the global water monitoring industry.
Michael’s influence worldwide is evidenced by his repeated presence in Analytical Scientist’s top 100 ‘Power List’ in recent years.