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Stuart established an analytical chemistry consultancy business (SF Analyticon Limited) following his retirement from Shell where he was Team Leader of the Separations, Spectroscopy and Thermal Analysis Group at their Thornton Laboratory; he had previously worked at Shell's Sittingbourne and Amsterdam Laboratories. Stuart joined the NW Region Analytical Division Committee in 1996 having previously served on the Committee of the RSC Kent Section Trust. He has also served on the AD Council, the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund, the AD Honours Committee, the RSC-Association of Public Analysts Joint Committee and been the AD Representative on the UKAS Chemical Technical Committee. Stuart was Chairman of the NW Region Analytical Division during 2000-2002 and is currently the Honorary Secretary and Webmaster. In 1999 he wrote a brief history of the NW Region entitiled "A Lifetime of Analysis" to mark its 75th anniversary.


Stuart Forbes
(Honorary Secretary)
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